Inclusive learning and teaching resources - Top Tips module launched

The Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE) is delighted to announce the second module in a new e-learning programme focusing on inclusivity.

The ‘Top Inclusive Teaching Tips’ module is the second in a range of e-learning modules designed to introduce inclusive teaching and learning to University colleagues. 

The courses will provide vital professional development to all staff who wish to develop their teaching practice, allowing them to enhance the inclusivity of their teaching and assessment practices, in order to meet the needs of students with a range of disabilities.

The course is the result of innovative collaborative working between colleagues in KIITE, and Disability and Dyslexia Support (DDS) within Student Services, with input and support from various colleagues from around the institution who are kindly providing subject expertise, and sharing good practice and feedback, which are crucial to the success of the project.

This e-learning module is part of a broader body of work called the Inclusive Teaching Project, which also includes a webpage and resources in multiple formats.

‘Top Inclusive Teaching Tips’ will cover:

  • Understanding how important 'Time to Prepare' is
  • Accessible resources and formats
  • Understanding how clarity and structure helps learners
  • Introduce the idea of 'Mixing Up' teaching approaches
  • Encouraging disclosure and signposting
  • How being proactive can provide a more inclusive learning experience for all

Nicola Keeling, part of the Disability and Dyslexia Support team at Keele University explains:

“Through increasing staff understanding of how to design and deliver inclusive activities, resources, assessments and environments, we can further improve the student experience of teaching and learning. Students' anxieties and frustrations are alleviated and they are more able to focus on their studies.

“Having a fully inclusive curriculum that anticipates the needs of ALL students and embeds best practice, will, in turn, reduce the number of 'reasonable adjustments' required for a student's needs to be met and reduce the additional workload associated with this.”

The new e-learning programme can be accessed on the Keele Learning Pool.