Inclusive Teaching

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Image: Computing students in a seminar class.

How do we define inclusion?

Equality, inclusion and social justice are vitally important to Goldsmiths. Inclusion means that all students, no matter their physical or learning differences, religious or ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender, age, or family circumstance, should be treated fairly, with respect, and given equal access to opportunities. Inclusive teaching is important, not only because it removes barriers to learning, but it can also promote student engagement by making teaching and learning personally relevant. For these reasons, inclusion forms a cornerstone of Goldsmiths’ Learning Teaching and Assessment Strategy 2017-2021

Making teaching more accessible.

You might find the following resources helpful for your teaching:

Inclusive Teaching – Teaching methods and support materials is a PDF document which provides in-depth information on how to address inclusion with respect to different forms of face-to-face teaching (for example, lectures, seminars/tutorials, and practice-based sessions) and associated materials (for example, hand-outs and lecture slides).

Introduction to Inclusion: What does it mean in practice? will give you some ideas as to how to remove some barriers to learning altogether across the institution, not just on an individual basis. 

Resources.

Accessible by design: Applying UDL principles in a first year undergraduate course

Inclusive Education at the University of Wolverhampton

Inclusive Teaching for Students with Mental Health Conditions

Developing an inclusive culture in higher education – HEA