Inclusive education: Leveraging diversity in the classroom
2017/2018, Special Term II
Non-Faculty-Based Departments (Centre For Devt. Of Teaching & Learning)
Modular Credits: --
Student cohorts at NUS are likely to become more diverse in terms of motivation, engagement, capabilities, and socio-demographic lines given the recent changes within the CET space, not least the L3 initiative. This workshop is designed to examine how we might understand, develop and implement an inclusive approach to teaching. In this session, we consider the various dimensions of student differences and their implications for teaching and learning. We will explore evidence-informed models to consider why inclusive education is important, why it is hard and how we as teachers can help create an inclusive learning environment. The goal is to engage all students and learn across this diversity, thereby maximising learning for both individual students and the learning community as a whole.
By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:
identify factors that influence teaching and learning in a diverse classroom; and,
explore various evidence-informed approaches to help create supportive learning environments and teach in more inclusive ways.