Inclusive Learning Design in Higher Education
A Practical Guide to Creating Equitable Learning Experiences

By (author) Virna Rossi

ISBN13: 9781032136189

Imprint: Routledge

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd


Published: 23/05/2023

Availability: POD

How can you design more inclusive learning experiences and environments? How can you overcome some of the challenges of designing and implementing more inclusive learning? You will find the answers to these questions and much more in this dynamic new text. Asserting that good teaching is inclusive teaching, it demonstrates how university modules and courses can be designed so that each student, regardless of their complex diversity, is valued equally. Drawing from the contributions of over 80 experts and colleagues alongside her own extensive experience, Rossi explores how to embed inclusivity at the point of course design and how to set up, run, assess and evaluate inclusive learning environments and experiences. Following a unique ‘roots to shoots’ journey through an inclusive learning design tree, chapters focus on five dimensions: Values Context Content Assessment Evaluation An accessible and practical guide for higher education course design, this book is a must read for higher education educators looking to be more inclusive in the way they design and offer learning experiences. For further reading, please visit where you’ll find extended contributor bios, more case studies, key concepts and background, an 'inclusive learning design' checklist and glossary.
About me Contributors Preface Acknowledgements Structure and organisation of the book SECTION 1: Learning Values – The roots Roots to shoots approach The roots The ‘I’ root: Intentionally Equitable The ‘N’ root: Nurturing The ‘C’ root: Co-created The ‘L’ root: Liberating The ‘U’ root: User-friendly The ‘S’ root: Socially Responsible The ’I’ root: Integrative The ’V’ root: Values-based The ‘E’ root: Ecological Co-creation Where are you at now? SECTION 2: Learning Context - Set up and Engagement Chapter 1 – Ready? Setting up the physical and digital space The physical learning spaces The blended learning spaces The digital learning spaces The mobile learning spaces Chapter 2 – Steady? Needs analysis and orientation Needs analysis Orientation Chapter 3 - Go! Building community and fostering a support culture Students’ well-being Starting the course SECTION 3: Learning Content - Input and practice Chapter 4 Using Learning Thresholds Learning outcomes Threshold concepts Learning thresholds Big ideas Putting it all together Chapter 5 Flipped and self-directed Flipped Self-directed Chapter 6 Diversified, relevant and creative Diversified Relevant Creative SECTION 4 - Learning Assessment – Output and feedback Chapter 7 Choice, voice and authentic Choice Voice Authentic Chapter 8 Reflective and formative Reflective and formative assessment Reflective and formative feedback Chapter 9 Self and peer assessment and feedback SECTION 5 – Learning Evaluation Chapter 10 Lesson evaluation Chapter 11 Course evaluation Conclusion Index
  • Higher & further education, tertiary education
  • Teaching of specific groups & persons with special educational needs
  • Professional & Vocational
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