Centre for Academic Practice

Courses and Workshops

Designing for Inclusivity

During May we are focusing on Designing for Inclusivity

Throughout the month we will be offering a range of workshops, informal coffee & cake sessions and regularly posting to our blog.

Explore the workshops and coffee & cake sessions by clicking on the titles below. Please register your attendance via my.HR.

Open Forums will be held to encapsulate the topic discussions and events.

You can also participate on Twitter using the hashtag #capmay.


Teaching and Supporting Students with a Neurodiversity- 7th May

Date: Thursday 7th May 2015

Venue: RUT0.02 Rutland Building

Time: 13:30-16:30

Presenter: Karisa Krcmar

Awareness of issues (including legal) in the teaching and learning of students with neurodiversities (typically dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD). Changes in funding is likely to put greater emphasis on the teaching environment to be inclusive, so there will be a discussion on the roles of academics, counselling and disability service and the students themselves.

HEA professional competencies covered:
Appropriate for:
D1 (Associate Fellow) D2 (Fellow) and D3 (Senior fellow)

A2 (teach and/or support learning)
A4 (develop effective learning environments and approaches to student support and guidance)
K2 (appropriate methods for teaching and learning in the subject area and at the level of the academic programme)
K3 (how students learn, both generally and within their subject/disciplinary area(s))
K5 (Methods for evaluating the effectiveness of teaching)
V1 (respect individual learners and diverse learning communities)
V2 (promote participation in higher education and equality of opportunity for learners)
V4 (acknowledge the wider context in which higher education operates recognising the implications for professional practice)

Content will include:
Disability law
What is neurodiversity
Implications of neurodiversity for students - learning
Implications for teaching and support
Implications for assessments with a discussion about the pros and cons of inclusive assessment and special arrangements.

Participants will be expected to take an active part in the workshop. This will not be a `power point' workshop; but participants will have handouts to work with and take away.

Designing for Inclusivity - 14th May

Date: Thursday 14th May 2015

Venue: RUT0.02 Rutland Building

Time: 9:30-12:30

Presenter: Nick Allsopp & Abida Akram

Who do you teach? Who is in front of you? What do you know about them?  Should you know anything about them?  Do you know what a reasonable adjustment is?  Are you able to make any reasonable adjustments?   Where can you go for support in addressing these questions as a new lecturer?  Why not start by attending one of our Designing for Inclusivity workshops.   Can you afford not to upskill  as a new or existing lecturer with the increasing emphasis on the National Student Satisfaction scores?

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Coffee and Cake Sessions

Inclusive Practice - 26th May

Date: Tuesday 26th May 2015

Venue: RUT0.02 Rutland Building

Time: 15:00-16:00

Presenter: Carol Newbold

There is no single definition of inclusive practice but it is generally referred to as a way of ensuring that all students, regardless of background, are challenged and supported to achieve their full potential.  This permeates all aspects of teaching, learning and assessment.  This Focus On session will look at practical ideas for promoting inclusive approaches that will benefit the learning of all your students.

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Inclusive teaching with international students - 28th May

Date: Thursday 28th May 2015

Venue: RUT0.02 Rutland Building

Time: 15:00-16:00

Presenter: Deena Ingham

This session shares the insight of international students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels - what teaching practices have they found helpful in developing learning in lectures, seminars, practical sessions and assessments. Are we making the most of the diversity in our student body for our teaching and student learning? Come and share your experiences and resources collaboratively over coffee and cake.

evaluate problems that many international students encounter in the HE learning environment
Identify practical solutions to enhance inclusivity and engagement among international students
recognise available methods of internationalising teaching, learning and assessment

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