It is likely that you will be teaching a diverse group of students – from various backgrounds, with differing levels of prior learning and expectations, as well as different learning needs. Taking an inclusive approach when teaching will help to ensure that your teaching meets everyone’s need enabling students to learn effectively. As a result students will feel that they belong in the classroom and the university.
Relatively small adjustments to teaching practice can make a huge difference in terms of inclusivity. For instance ensuring notes and handouts for lectures, seminars or lab sessions are available in advance electronically; giving instructions verbally and visually and using a variety of learning activities in your teaching.
This page brings together some resources that have been used in Teaching and Learning Development Events on various aspects of inclusive teaching but there are more resources on the Study Direct site on Inclusive Teaching which has been developed to help staff to adopt a more inclusive approach to teaching and learning. The SyD site is regularly updated to bring you a range of subject-specific and generic resources on the topic as well as information on how to support students with specific learning needs.
You will also find some web links on inclusivity and a list of books and journal articleson the topic in the TLDU bookmarks. There are also Endnote libraries on Inclusive teaching and Inclusive learning materials.
Mental Health Awareness
Mind the organisation for better mental health
Introduction to Asperger Syndrome
Creating Inclusive Learning Materials
Working with students who experience panic attacks