Teaching and Learning
Ideas for Inclusive Induction can be found using the button below.
The Inclusive Course Design Tool
New information has been developed for the 2020-21 academic year to support students with disabilities and adjustment plans.
When designing alternative assessments that can be delivered online and remotely, there are a number of things to consider in relation to the accessibility of the materials and taking into consideration the needs of students with RAP's (Reasonable Adjustment Plans) and/or Exam Adjustment Plans. Below are two documents to assist in providing generic guidance.
In addition this guide takes common adjustments and makes recommendations of how they should be adapted for new and alternative online assessments. The guidance has been written by Student Services and provides contact details for their staff who can assist if you are unsure on what adjustment might be needed.
Inclusive Assessment Guide
This guide was generated by the Inclusive Assessment Working Group at Leeds Beckett University. It is designed to support academic staff in providing a diverse range of students with inclusive assessment and academic support. You can access the guide on the QAS website.
Leeds Beckett Disability Advice
The link below will take you to the Leeds Beckett Disability Advice website that has guidance on the different types of disabilities your students may have. There are also contact details should you require guidance for specific cases.
Decolonising the curriculum
For more information please visit the decolonising the curriculum page.
Diversifying reading list content
The following guides have been created to support you in diversifying your reading list content.
Creating Inclusive and Accessible Learning Environments
Inclusive and accessible learning environments - an info kit about enhancing inclusive and accessible learning environments generated in April 2016 by Leeds Beckett students on our Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice. https://teachlearn.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/teaching-and-learning/inclusive-practice//-/media/files/clt/group3infokitinclusiveandaccessiblelearningenvironments.pdf
The Disability Advice team has produced a guide to producing Accessible and Alternative Formats of documents. The guide can be downloaded here: https://teachlearn.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/teaching-and-learning/inclusive-practice//-/media/files/clt/guide-to-alternative-and-accessible-formats.pdf
The link below provides resources created by Manchester Metropolitan University around making your teaching and learning inclusive to all.
External website resources
The 2010 Equality Act - which sets out the legal framework for equal action, including details of the categories of people with protected characteristics. Click here for a link to the Act.
Here is a Best Practice Guide produced by Birmingham University for the sector called ‘LGBTQ-Inclusivity in the Higher Education Curriculum’. It’s full of valuable insights and advice, with relevance to wider areas of inclusivity in HE. Download here.
This is a book published through the University of Sheffield provides some very useful ideas and suggestions how to make your teaching more inclusive. It includes ideas for presentations, handouts and lectures. There are also case- studies from the sector on how others have embedded inclusivity into their practice. Click here.
Higher Education Academy - Inclusive curriculum design in higher education and Inclusive learning and teaching in higher education
Inclusive assessment website by Plymouth University. Click hereThis government guide is to support Higher Education Institutes in Inclusive Teaching and Learning as a route to Excellence and looks at making reasonable adjustments. The guide can be accessed here.
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Page last updated: 05/02/2021