Inclusive teaching and internationalisation
Inclusive teaching recognises that students come from diverse backgrounds and bring a range of experiences to their studies. A truly international curriculum will broaden the horizons of all students, preparing them to be global citizens.
These events are intended to help colleagues develop effective teaching strategies that include and develop all our students. You can find out more about this topic by visiting the Inclusive Teaching Study Direct site and the Internationalisation pages and there are many more links in the TLDU web links.
The new programme of events for 2013-14 will be listed here soon.
In the meantime, if you are interested in attending any of the events listed below please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and your name will be added to a waiting list.
Introduction to Asperger's Syndrome - This workshop will cover: the mental health spectrum and Asperger’s Syndrome (AS); Social and academic problems that students with AS may encounter on campus; legal obligations to make appropriate allowances and adjustments; support systems and support staff on campus; the Disabled Students Allowance.
An Overview of Support for Students at Sussex - This session will outline the range of services and resources available to support students. It will provide a quick and efficient overview for tutors enabling them to effectively support and guide students.
Accessibility and Study Direct - This session will consider some of the accessibility issues that disabled students may experience when using Study Direct sites. We will discuss ways to maximise accessibility by looking at the layout, structure and content of SyD sites.
Supervising International Students - A session for those who work with international students on an individual basis through the supervision of research projects or dissertations. It focuses on how to support students from different educational systems through the cultural change issues they commonly experience. The workshop provides an opportunity to discuss situations from your own experience and to get ideas and feedback from others interested in similar issues.
Groupwork for Culturally Diverse Groups - This session, facilitated by Jude Carroll from the Teaching International Students project will give a summary of the issues, literature, and common problems often found when running group work in international student classes. The session will include views from students and some short practical case studies. There will be an opportunity to discuss and move-forward on issues such as how groups are set up; effective group tasks; assessment and managing conflict.
Working with Students who Experience Panic Attacks - George Leach is a counsellor at PCS (Psychological and Counselling Service) and he also runs a Stress Management Programme for students each term. There will be an opportunity to discuss your experiences and he will also provide some 'first aid' techniques for managing situations, together with information on referral resources on campus and beyond. The session may be of particular interest to tutors running seminars in which students are asked to make presentations.
Creating Inclusive Learning Materials - This session looks at approaches you can take to make materials more inclusive, to the benefit of all users. The session covers both electronic and paper based materials.
Mental Health Awareness - This workshop will cover: the mental health spectrum and the difference between mental health problems and mental illness; specific problems that mentally ill students encounter on campus, both socially and academically; the University's legal obligation to make appropriate allowances and adjustments; support systems and support staff on campus and the Disabled Students Allowance.
Working with International Students -This session takes a two part format, one will concentrate on practical tips and strategies to use to help support the learning of your international students. The second part will outline the range of services and support available at Sussex for international students.
Understanding Dyslexia - This session explains current understanding of dyslexia (specific learning difficulties) and the impact that it can have on learning. The diagnostic assessment and support structures available at the University are explained and advice will be given on how to spot potential undiagnosed dyslexic students, how to refer them and how to work with the guidelines provided, particularly in relation to marking and feedback.
Inclusive Teaching - This workshop will discuss student diversity and the implications for teaching practice. Participants will explore ways in which their teaching practice can create an inclusive learning environment for all their students.