Providing a fully inclusive learning environment is complex and creating a culture of engagement and inclusion that works for all students requires a shift in thinking and a change of behavior at an institutional level. In this ever changing and increasingly diverse further and higher education landscape, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides an effective framework to improve the learning experience of all students within the mainstream teaching environment.
- Facilitator: Erica Meslin
This course is designed to assist you on your professional development journey, by providing the tools, resources and guidance to become a Campus Engage Facilitator. This badge recognises the importance of understanding key concepts related to Engaged Research, along with good practices in facilitating this learning with others. This course is designed to support you in your current role, with an aim of helping you to achieve greater professional effectiveness.
The Mentoring for Equality Open Course introduces mentors to the practical steps involved in building relationships with young people. It introduces the basic concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion and walks mentors through the interactive and participatory processes that can be used to enhance positive relationship building. Upon completion of the training the mentor will have a broader understanding of the skills associated with mentoring and communicating effectively with young people.
The course involves learners’ participation in training and reflection, as well as engaging in a mentoring relationship with a young person.
4 Key Learning Objectives/Criteria
- Discuss the concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion in STEM
- Develop strategies to engage young people through group work/engagement processes
- Participate in a mentoring relationship with a young person from a diverse background
- Develop knowledge of appreciative enquiry and strengths-based approach to relationship building