Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment: Classroom Guide

Published by
Aga Khan Foundation
Inclusive Education
Teaching and Learning

This classroom guide has been designed to provide a set of guidelines for teachers and educators defining and creating positive classroom experiences for early years, primary, and secondary students. The guide is based on a large body of research suggesting that personal qualities that are also defined as social and emotional skills, can enhance academic achievement and student well-being. This includes the growing evidence that students who experience classrooms that are guided by principles of positive and trusted relationships demonstrate better achievement in the short - and long-term.

The tool users examples of each aspect of positive emotional climate and instructional quality, but not all of these will be relevant for each context. Users are strongly encouraged to contextualise and adapt the guide to create a set of relevant examples for each dimension described.