Enhancing Success for all Students. 23 rd June 2009 Sandra Griffiths. Purpose of the Session. To investigate findings of research into student and staff views on inclusion, diversity, engagement and student success To consider the implications of findings To undertake a case study activity.
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23rd June 2009
“ Inclusion extends beyond equity and its associated legislative frameworks to encompass approaches in which each individual is valued and respected, differences between individuals are seen positively and the diversity of an institution’s social capital is seen as a quality outcome.” Cones et al (1983)
Accommodating and responding to the diversity of the student population
Making students part of a community of learners
Learning from practice and taking risks
Being honest about similarities and differences
Confronting the challenge of inclusive learning as a benchmark of excellence, more likely to result in learner success
Teaching for Inclusion can be distinguished from other related terms, -participation, diversity, engagement, because it depicts a higher level of purposeful political will & the two way responsibility.
Areas of concern: elearning, time tutors give to teaching, time between assignment given and result, no feedback, poor technology & resources, lack of eye contact, could not understand lecturer
What are the implications for teachers higher education?
Teaching to a common denominator because “ too busy”
Denial - diversity blindness or ignoring difference
Repair -deficits noted and remedied , may be bolt-on
Adaptation-student changes to meet new demands
Adjustment-each side changing to accommodate difference
Taking the fear out of difference
Full interrogation of complexity of issue resulting in whole society, sector, university policy