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Inclusion and Diversity

Meeting the Needs of All Students, 1st Edition

By Sue Grace, Phil Gravestock


252 pages

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How should you prepare for the first day of class? How can you encourage all students to participate in discussions? How do you ensure disabled students can take part in field work? Increasingly, universities are drawing from a less traditional group of students – international students, disabled students, part time students, and mature students. This book offers specific, practical advice on the issues that teachers encounter when teaching in a diverse classroom. Inclusion and Diversity highlights good practice for all students, and provides a helpful structure around the day-to-day experiences of staff and students as they make contact with each other. With reference to the international literature, and discussing some of the educational principles that underpin an inclusive curriculum, this book covers a wide range of useful topics so that teachers will have quick access to guidelines on different aspects of teaching and learning:

    • small and large group teaching
    • e-learning
    • work placements
    • students’ lives out of the classroom
    • personal tutoring
    • skills agenda
    • assessment
    • employability and further study

Addressing a range of themes, including student age, ethnicity, disability, sexuality and gender, this book aids all practitioners in higher education today – particularly those new lecturers meeting their students for the first time – to develop a better understanding of the issues involved in teaching a diverse range of students.

Table of Contents

1. Starting Off – Preparing to Meet Your Students 2. Working With Students in Large Groups 3. Teaching Students in Small Groups 4. Using Learning Technologies 5. Your Students and Their Lives/Experience out of the Classroom – Academic 6. Your Students and Their Lives/Experience out of the Classroom – Welfare 7. Your Students and Their Lives/Experience out of the Classroom – Skills 8. Assessment Time – How do I Attempt to Ensure Fairness for All? 9. After the Ball is Over… How do I Help My Student Prepare for Life After the Course has Ended? 10. Conclusions

About the Authors

Sue Grace is Senior Advisor in Academic Practice at the University of York, UK.

Phil Gravestock is Head of Learning Enhancement and Technology Support at the University of Gloucestershire, UK.

About the Series

Key Guides for Effective Teaching in Higher Education

This indispensable series is aimed at new lecturers, postgraduate students who have teaching time, Graduate Teaching Assistants, part-time tutors and demonstrators, as well as experienced teaching staff who may feel it’s time to review their skills in teaching and learning.

Titles in this series will provide the teacher in higher education with practical, realistic guidance on the various different aspects of their teaching role, which is underpinned not only by current research in the field, but also by the extensive experience of individual authors, and with a keen eye kept on the limitations and opportunities therein. By bridging a gap between academic theory and practice, all titles will provide generic guidance on the topics covered, which is then brought to life through the use of short, illustrative examples drawn from a range of disciplines. All titles in the series will:

  • represent up-to-date thinking and incorporate the use of computing and appropriate learning technology
  • consider methods and approaches for teaching and learning when there is an increasing diversity in learning and a growth in student numbers
  • encourage readers to reflect, critique and apply learning in their practice and professional context
  • provide links and references to other work on the topic and research evidence where appropriate.

Titles in the series will prove invaluable whether they are used for self-study, as reference material when seeking teaching recognition or as part of a formal taught programme on teaching and learning in higher education (HE), and will also be of relevance to teaching staff working in further education (FE) settings.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Adult & Continuing Education