Inclusive teaching: Becoming an effective facilitator of learning

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Across the globe student diversity is increasing. This means that university teachers must now enable students from non-traditional, under-represented and disadvantaged groups to succeed in higher education and beyond. This chapter includes tips and evidence-informed case studies to show you how. It guides you towards inclusive ways of thinking and teaching that extend beyond ad hoc adaptations to teaching towards deliberate systemic personal and institutional approaches that create inclusive and positive learning experiences for all students. This involves: getting to know your students; thinking about organisational issues within your control; diversifying curriculum content by drawing on your students’ interests, experiences and enthusiasms; building interaction, active learning and group work into your teaching; using a variety of assessment methods and offering choices; demystifying the assessment process; and monitoring and following-up students who may slip through the inclusive net. This process sounds challenging, but it offers an opportunity work together with your students to become an effective facilitator of learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUniversity Teaching in Focus. A learning-centred approach
Subtitle of host publication2nd edition
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781003008330
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2021

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