Inclusive pedagogy is a method of teaching that incorporates dynamic practices and learning styles, multicultural content, and varied means of assessment, with the goal of promoting student academic success, as well as social, cultural, and physical well-being.
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- (.doc) - Carnegie Mellon University, Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence. A useful tool to help instructors reflect on the assumptions they hold about their students, which can impact student motivation and learning.
- Preparing for Cultural Diversity - Courtesy of Edutopia. How can teachers prepare for diverse classrooms? There isn’t a definitive answer, but there is a wealth of resources online. Discover some helpful links for teachers.
- Universal Design for Learning - Universal design for learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.
- Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) - The George Washington University, University Teaching and Learning Center. Building off the work of Angelo and Cross (1993), CATs are ungraded activities to provide the instructor feedback on whether or not students understand course material so that adjustments can be made before the end of the term.
- The Heart of Learning & Teaching: Compassion, Resiliency, and Academic Success (PDF)- This e-book provides educators with a framework to understand and consider practices in trauma-informed care/teaching. Chapters 1,3,&6 are particularly helpful.
- Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool - “It’s important to recognize that a growth mindset is an overall paradigm for personal development rather than a pedagogical tool for measuring academic accomplishment.” - David Hocheiser
Resources by Population:
- Social Class in the Classroom: Highlighting Disadvantages - Courtesy of The Learning Scientists. An examination of how class can affect learning, and suggestions for recognizing and being sensitive to class difference in the classroom.
- Developing LGBTQ-Inclusive Classrooms (PDF) - Courtesy of GLSEN. While focused on primary and secondary education, this resource page offers helpful points of consideration and reflection for educators seeking to build inclusive spaces for diverse gender identities and expressions, and sexual orientations.
- Teaching Beyond the Gender Binary in University Classrooms - Courtesy of Vanderbilt University’s Center for Teaching. Covers common challenges to gender-inclusive teaching, evidence-based solutions, and a helpful glossary of terms.
- Recognizing Cultural Variations in the Classroom (PDF) - Carnegie Mellon, Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence. A guide for faculty focused on teaching in an increasingly multicultural setting. Focus is on international students; however, the recommendations beginning on page 18 are good practices in general for addressing the needs of all students.
- Suggestions on Teaching Students with Disabilities - UC Berkeley, Disabled Students Program. Provides suggestions for making courses “disability friendly,” including syllabus content, then lists tips for working with students with specific disabilities.
- Eight Actions to Reduce Racism in College Classrooms - Courtesy of the American Association of University Professors.
- Gender Dynamics in the Classroom (PDF) - Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Virginia.
Resources by Discipline:
- Toward Inclusive STEM Classrooms - National Institutes of Health. Includes strategies for broadening participation and success of diverse populations in STEM classrooms.
- Toward a More Inclusive “Theory” - Ithaca College’s Department of Humanities. This post considers ways in which the humanities can be made more inclusive and representative of diverse communities.
- Inclusive Arts Practice and Research: A Critical Manifesto (PDF) - University of Brighton. This comprehensive edited volume offers insights into structural barriers and strategies for diversifying participation in art and design programs.