Inclusive Teaching & Learning

Staff and students in group crit
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Our students and staff have a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and identities that contribute to an enriched and enriching learning and teaching environment.

Traditionally, universities have predominantly served the needs, values and aspirations of a much narrower community. A breadth of perspectives and voices are vital to fostering our creative enterprises. An inclusive learning environment respects, values and engages with all that our students and staff bring to the University. 

There are a number of ways we can support inclusive teaching and learning in our practice at UAL: 

  • By practising student centred pedagogy 
  • By valuing intersectional communities within all aspects of teaching practice 
  • By creating critical spaces to enhance diverse reflective practices in teaching and research. 

The Teaching and Learning Exchange can support colleagues to fulfil all three of these objectives by encouraging all staff to undertake the stand-alone unit, Inclusive Teaching and Learning Unit in Higher Education (part of the MA Academic Practice).

Through studying this unit you will have the opportunity to: 

  • Engage with relevant research in the field of inclusive pedagogy 
  • Develop inclusive practices linked to you area of work  
  • Become part of a wider community of university staff who share an interest in inclusion and equity perspectives in art and design.