As part of our enhanced range of member benefits for the 2019/20 academic year, we are running a series of webinars which cover the themes of ‘facing the future’ and ‘global perspectives’, and will focus on creating and sharing new knowledge as well as an opportunity to engage in discussion with colleagues from Advance HE member institutions globally.
The third webinar of the Global Perspectives Series is entitled ‘Designing an inclusive curriculum: global perspectives on embracing diversity’ .The objective is to provide thought-provoking, forward-looking ideas and to stimulate discussion on curriculum design and diversity. Experiences and speakers will be from across globe.
All those joining the webinar will be invited to take part in the discussion.
When a higher education institution diversifies its student body – either through internationalisation, or increasing access for underrepresented or marginalised groups – how does its traditional curriculum need to change to ensure success for all? What impact does the identity or history of the academic discipline have on a student’s sense of belonging and engagement?
- How can the curriculum be designed to remove structural inequity, and consequent attainment and progression ‘gaps’ and student attrition?
- What opportunities does an inclusive curriculum review offer teaching professionals to reflect on their own pedagogy and privileges?
- Can – and should – a curriculum teach all students to be more tolerant, inclusive graduates?
This webinar aims to explore these questions through discussion with a range of speakers who have engaged with inclusive curriculum development.
We welcome teaching practitioners, curriculum leads, academic developers, as well as those engaged with wider institutional or disciplinary approaches to equity and inclusion.