Varied Assessment

This comic strip is based on the resource Varied Assessment Methods. SCRIPT BEGINS. Teacher says [with a smile]: For this assignment you will write a 2000 word essay. In your essay.. Students protest: Not another essay! Teacher sees something approaching in the sky. She says with excitement: … Is it a bird? Is it a…

“Autistic” vs. “People with Autism”

Case study designed with contributions from Dr Debbie Custance (Academic Director of TaLIC) SCRIPT BEGINS. Teacher says: People with autism perceive the world differently to other people. Student responds in an unhappy voice: I’m autistic, not a person with autism. A quote from the National Autistic Society is displayed. The quote says:  “If you are…

Announcing Gender Pronouns

Case study designed with contributions from Dr Justin Bengry (Lecturer in History, MA in Queer History Course Convenor) and Dr Anna Carlile (Senior Lecturer in Educational Studies). Storyboard Text Teacher [with a friendly smile]: Welcome to our class! My name is Lisa and I use she and her as my pronouns. Please let us know…

Glossary – Inclusive Teaching

Attribution: The definitions Privilege, Inclusion, Power, Diversity, Equity, Oppression, Bias, and Intersectionality are taken from Queen’s University’s fantastic open resource Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Pedagogy and Practice, Module 1: Power Privilege & Power, Lesson 2: Unpacking Language and Lesson 4: Intersectionality. This glossary is open to contributions, comments and suggestions. Please contact talic(at)gold.ac.uk Bias Bias is…

Exploring responses to a discussion seminar for Creative Writing MA students

  Giovanna Iozzi is working towards a PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths. She is a recipient of Goldsmiths’ Pat Kavanagh Prize and she has published short stories in various places including Ambit, The New Writer, Rattle Tales, The Gold Room & Exeter Writers and is working on her first novel. In this post Giovanna describes a research…

Inclusive Teaching: Cultural Differences in Plagiarism/Referencing

  Jessica Ussher, a first year PhD student at Warwick’s  Centre of Interdisciplinary Methodologies, tells her story. This is the second reflection in a series of cases looking at inclusive teaching.     It was during my second degree that I really noticed the importance of inclusive learning and teaching, and just how easily it can…

Inclusive Teaching Toolkit

Inclusion means that all students, no matter their physical or learning differences, race, religious or ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender, age, or family circumstance, should be treated fairly, with respect, and given equal access to opportunities. This includes opportunities to: master disciplinary content and fully engage in disciplinary activities; develop the confidence about one’s own…

Reflections on Practice-Based Teaching in Psychology

Written by Dr Debbie Custance, Academic Director of Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre and Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Learning Context I used to teach a laboratory session on observational methods to first year undergraduates in their Research Methods in Psychology module. The students would come to their regular teaching space,…