Inclusivity Matters

© Matthew Tizzard

Equality and diversity in the curriculum

  1. Regularly review curriculum issues including race, gender, religion or belief, sexual orientation, disability and ag
  2. Periodically assess the relevance to contemporary society of course material
  3. Periodically assess the appropriateness of the modes and methods of delivery of the curriculum, in its widest sense
  4. Consider, in terms of coursework, resources and so on, how people and places are represented and whether or not they are stereotype
  5. Value the diversity included in the student bod
  6. Assess and revise your teaching methods periodicall
  7. Consider what are the most appropriate methods, timing and formats of assessment for the students you teac
  8. Assess whether the materials you provide for your students in both print and web format meet the current accessibility standards for disabled student
  9. Consider what to do if any colleagues or students use inappropriate language with respect to those who are disabled or hold religious beliefs or use language which is sexist, homophobic or ageist

I do this?

I need to do this?

The idea for this checklist came from those created by Clara Davies at Leeds and from those included in ‘The Anti-racist HEI: a toolkit’ by Laura Turney, Ian Law and Debbie Phillips, University of Leeds 6

Further reading:

Talbot, C. (2004) ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity: curriculum matters’ in: SEDA Special No.16