Inclusive Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

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Basic introduction to inclusive teaching and learning.

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Inclusive Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

  1. 1.  What does diversity mean and what does it cover?
  2. 2.  Disability, gender, religion or belief, age, race, sexual Orientation Individuality Different learning styles Support requirements
  3. 3.  Visual impairments Hearing impairments Mobility difficulties Personal care requirements Specific Learning Difficulties (i.e. Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADD, ADHD, visual processing difficulties, etc.) Medical Health Conditions (HIV, epilepsy, asthma, chronic fatigue, cancer etc.) Asperger’s, Autism Spectrum Disorders Mental Health Difficulties Neurodiversity
  4. 4.  Multisensory teaching Breaking information down into manageable chunks Reducing blocks of text, working more with bullet points, graphs, mindmaps etc. Handouts in advance Avoiding white paper –using coloured paper for handouts Accessible resources electronically User friendly fonts (i.e. arial, comic sans, verdana etc.) Summarising, concluding, highlighting
  5. 5.  Structured teaching delivery which reinforces learning by repeating information in different ways. Interactive learning, opportunities for reflection, Q&A, discussion Help with organisation of information and materials Advance notice of deadlines, reminders Constructive feedback Additional tutorials, mentoring Exam arrangements, alternative methods of assessment Assistive technology
  6. 6.  Inclusive environment, facilities, curriculum, assessment and resources Proactively anticipating instead of reacting to the disability Communication Making reasonable adjustments without compromising academic standards Reasonable adjustments based on individual requirements Avoid making assumptions Facilitating and enabling Confidentiality/ discretion
  7. 7.  University of Warwick Disability Services ◦ http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/tutors/disabili ty/ ◦ Tel: 024 7615 0641 ◦ Email: disability@warwick.ac.uk

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