These two-part workshop will provide an introduction to the current HE landscape; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) duties and opportunities; and some of the key EDI challenges facing the sector. Delegates will be introduced to different approaches and understandings of inclusive pedagogy, build confidence in discussing issues of inclusion and equity, and provided opportunities to analyse and reflect on their own professional practice.
Who is delivering the course?
This session will be delivered by Advance HE Senior Advisers specialising in both EDI and learning and teaching.
Who should attend?
Higher education staff (or relevant student partners) wishing to build their foundational knowledge around inclusive education in an interactive and friendly environment. We expect and welcome new or experienced teachers looking to enhance their own practice, and other colleagues support academic development and student learning experiences. Professional services staff with responsibility for tackling inequalities in the student experience who wish to develop their understanding of how EDI interacts with learning and teaching are also very welcome.
The blended module involves two half-day online workshops, and c. 1 hour of independent reflection and reading. Indicative content:
- Sector landscape on inclusive education: challenges and change, drivers and duties.
- Centring the student: inclusion, experience, and belonging
- Routes to inclusion: introduction to different models of inclusive pedagogy and practice
- Becoming a reflective inclusive practitioner.
On completion, participants should be able to:
- Understand the wider sector context for inclusive LTA, and the roles of educators within that
- Confidently discuss issues of inclusion and equity in LTA with other educators
- Critically reflect on their own inclusive practice (as teachers, or supporters of teaching)
Introduction to EDI in Teaching and Learning - Cohort A