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Inclusivity Essentials: Overview

This webpage offers an overview of the Inclusivity Essentials resource, and a guide to how to use it as a self-reflection tool to improve your learning and teaching practice.

1. Academic
community

2. Classroom &
accessibility

3. Assessment

4. Feedback

5. Evaluation &
review

Introduction

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Higher Education, and the university environments are places we trust students will thrive: those who commit to the experience and put in the work have the capacity to be successful. They (and we) understand that the process of completing a degree - whether taught or research - will be challenging and will stretch them. However, for some students the environment does not enable them to achieve their full potential, despite their best efforts.

This Essentials resource offers a selection of prompts, suggestions, and self-assessment activities to help you in integrating inclusive practice into your teaching. To make the most of the toolkit you may find it helpful to make a copy of and complete the self-reflection grid. By using the grid you can score your confidence in each area as a basis for asking yourself what works and what else you may also wish to integrate into your teaching design and practice.

The resource is divided into the following five sections:

1. Academic Community

2. Classroom & Accessibility

4. Assessment

5. Feedback

6. Evaluation & Review

Each offers a brief introduction to the importance of engaging with inclusivity and diversity, a selection of questions for further consideration, and some quick tips to implement. You will also find a selection of links and toolkits produced by other institutions to support your ongoing engagement. They begin with introductory resources before moving to advanced and expert texts for each theme.

Related Elevate Guidance

The Inclusivity page directs you the most relevant sections of the Elevate website as well as to other websites.

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