‘Inclusive Practice gives all students the right to teaching that is ‘meaningful, relevant and accessible … It embraces a view of the individual and individual difference as the source of diversity that can enrich the lives and learning of others’ (HEA, 2010).
How can this Inclusivity Guide help you?
This guide gives you practical advice about how to value and support the differences in your students. You will find information on specific learning differences, as well as tips and suggestions on how to support these differences.
NOTE: It is important to remember that some students may have a number of differences that need to be taken into account, e.g. an international student may be dyslexic and suffering from poor mental health, a black or minority ethnic (BAME) student may also be LGBTQ+.
Part 1: WHY is inclusivity important?
- Building an Inclusive Practice – legal contexts
- BAME students – addressing inequalities
- Engaging with Internationalisation
- Inclusivity matters – what do you do?
- Models of disability
- Supporting LGBTQ+ students
- Transitions into FE and HE
Part 2: WHAT is the issue?
- Asperger’s Syndrome (AS)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
- Deaf and hard of hearing students
- Developmental Co-ordination Disorder / Dyspraxia
- Mental health
- Mental health and wellbeing
- Specific Learning Differences (SpLD)
- Tourette Syndrome
Part 3: HOW inclusive approaches can improve…
- Critical thinking
- Developing a critical approach to reading
- Feedback (written)
- General reading strategies
- Group coursework
- Handbooks / unit briefs
- Reading online
- Reading / resource lists
- Session planning
- Student planning
- Supporting students through crits
- Use of digital technologies
- Self and Peer Assessment
- Workshop practice – you might also like ‘A tale of two workshops’
The UCA Creative Education team would like to say a huge thank you to Ray Martin and Sallyanne Theodosiou for their extensive and diligent work in preparing this guide. And we are also very grateful to Matthew Tizzard, who won a competition to design all the images for this guide.