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Teaching and Learning session 1

January 30, 2017 in uncategorised

 

  1. In what ways are students shaping institutional policies and practices around inclusivity?

Students have become more vocal in the political arena as they know that it will have a direct impact on their future. There is a level of anxiety due to the uncertainty of the world.

Students have become consumers and want more value for their money. Not just a service but also an experience.

The university has not in the past addressed issues in disability and this is driving change in how we create an environment where everyone is respected and making learning accessible to all.

2. What progress has been made in terms of inclusivity and ‘liberating the curriculum’ since the NUS report was published in 2011?

Staff gaining training in inclusivity in teaching and learning.

The university addressing the need for recruiting a more diverse staff  so that it reflects  the multi cultural student body.

An International cohort is driving a flexible and  multi cultural curriculum which caters for the needs of their students. This is work in progress but just having a wider range of resources available and not just books  on European History will make the learning more enjoyable and produce better results in their learning outcomes.

3.How might a diversity audit enhance inclusivity on the course(s) you are involved with?

Gaining knowledge from a wider segment can give us valuable feedback on the real issues so that we find a way of resolving them.

Prevents complacency within the practice and helps to look at things from a different perspective.

Provides information which is not always visible on a day to day basis. Students coming from Asia are known to be quiet and their concerns are not addressed as they tend to not disclose their inner feelings.

 

 

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