Promoting inclusivity and valuing diversity is one of Oxford Brookes University’s core values. Valuing diversity means understanding, accepting and respecting the fact that every individual is unique.
Diversity can include gender, ethnicity, religious or personal belief, race, sexual orientation, age, culture, (dis)ability and nationality. We can also talk about diversity in terms of levels of motivation, ability, attitudes, experiences, values, language, aspirations and needs.
Inclusive teaching and learning is designed to be inclusive of, and accessible to all students.
The Equal Opportunities and Diversity Co-ordinators’ Network has produced this series of guides that describe different ways of responding to, valuing, encouraging and enabling students from a diverse range of backgrounds to learn. Their aim is to support staff in ensuring their teaching is accessible to all.
There are three groups of guides:
- Group one provides general advice on learning and teaching.
- Group two covers some specific action areas.
- Group three provides suggestions on supporting students with particular disabilities.
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