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Learning to Teach Inclusively

Learning to teach inclusively

Teaching inclusively is a key issue in higher education today, and to this end the University of Wolverhampton has put together a three unit OER module on Learning to Teach Inclusively. Unit 1 aims to engage you in the current issues and debates in the literature, policy and practice around curriculum design for and assessment […]

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Inclusive Learning and Teaching

Inclusive learning and teaching handbook

Being inclusive within today’s challenging HE context requires understanding, preparedness and resources to enable us to deal with an increasingly diverse set of student backgrounds, ability and attainment and larger classes whilst endeavouring to provide an excellent learning experience. All done at a time when public expenditure means resources are to be spread more thinly! […]

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Strategies for inclusive teaching

Inclusive teaching is a way to maximise student attainment and developing an incusive teaching approach can effectively support all learners in meeting the challenges of university-level learning. The strategies put forward by Monash University in Australia have been put together with disabled students in mind, but are in no way restricted to disabled students. Students […]

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Checklist for inclusive teaching

Checklist for inclusive teaching

This inclusive teaching checklist for produced by Monash University in Australia provides lecturers and curriculum designers with a tool to rate and score their teaching practice against  common indicators of inclusive teaching. The checklist covers: Planning The learning environment Teaching methods Teaching materials Assessment The premise is, if you don’t tick some of the items on […]

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LGBTQ Inclusion slideshare

LGBTQ Inclusion – strategies and best practices

Studies have shown that LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning) inclusive curriculum and teaching strategies increase feelings of safety among both LGBTQ and straight students, improves overall school climate, and improves educational outcomes for all students. This LGBTQ Inclusion slideshare comes from a workshop exploring the rationale and strategies for integrating LGBTQ issues and […]

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Race for Equality - BE students' perspectives of HE

Black students’ perspectives and learning at university

There has always been a strong correlation between education and achieving success in life. This lesson has been understood by generations of Black people and explains the massive increase in Black students’ participation education. However, the NUS has found institutional racism has embedded itself in our education system and Black students continue to face inequality, […]

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Students - retention and attainment

BME student retention and attainment

Between January and June 2012 the Higher Education Academy (HEA) delivered a retention and degree attainment learning and teaching summit programme.  The summit led to the production of a report, outlined below. The summit was designed to gather research and consider the evidence about the contribution of the curriculum (in the broadest sense) to Black […]

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Inclusive curriculum

Inclusive curriculum design

May and Bridger assert, in respect of developing an inclusive HE culture, “making a shift of such magnitude requires cultural and systemic change at both policy and practice levels” (2010). In essence this change is represented by a shift in focus from responding to the ‘needs’ of individuals or specific groups of students to an […]

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diversity and avoiding stereotypes

Avoiding stereotypes and celebrating diversity

Curriculum content can, often unwittingly, present and perpetuate stereotypes. Attention should be given to avoiding stereotypes by identifying where this occurs and removing discriminatory material from the syllabus. Stereotypes can be challenged by using a range of examples, images and illustrations, or considering the references and reading materials included in a bibliography. This does not mean providing an example or image […]

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Tackling homophobic bullying and unacceptable language

People do their best – and thrive the best – when they can be their authentic selves and LGBT students are no different in this respect.  Homo- and transphobic bullying and unacceptable use of language can negatively impact the student experience and thus impacts on LGBT students’ capacity to do as well as they are able. […]

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