How inclusive is your curriculum?

The Institute of Education is committed to promoting an approach to its teaching ans learning that recognises and values viewpoints and perspectives from around the world.
To be a 'global' institution, IOE staff need to ensure that our curricula enable all our students (home and international) to be able to relate their learning to their own experiences, needs and contexts. In a globalised world, educationalists need to have the knowledge and skills to respond the learning needs from a diverse range of social and cultural backgrounds and to be able to address differing value bases. Internationalisation also incorporates many different themes and areas but we would suggest the following areas should be considered by all programme and research teams, departments and faculties.

Some questions to consider
  • How do you reflect different cultural constructions of knowledge in your courses and programmes?
  • In what ways do the learning outcomes from your programme include global perspectives?
  • In what ways do you ensure that the language and vocabulary you use is accessible to all students?
  • How do you make sure your assessment processes recognise the full range of your students' backgrounds and experiences?
  • How do you make sure that all your students feel equally valued and supported?
  • What teaching approaches do you use to engage all students?
  • To what extent is your team culturally diverse and our opportunities available for all staff to bring in their own personal experiences and perspectives into the curriculum and programme?
  • Do you make full use of or engage in dialogue with partners you may have elsewhere in the world? If you do engage in international partnerships, how do you ensure they include a mutual learning component?
  • In your courses and programmes, how do you ensure that the case studies and examples including examples from elsewhere in the world and reflect different perspectives and voices?