About this session

Drawing on the expertise and experiences of teachers, students with physical and hidden disabilities, service areas and support staff, the presenters will share practices and strategies that promote inclusive learning experiences. This interactive presentation will include student voice and provide opportunities for participants to reflect on their own practices via presented perspectives, ideas and challenges.

Presenters and themes

  • A/Prof Paul Harpur, Law School  |  Making universities ready for everyone - universal design
  • A/Prof Karen Hughes, UQ Business School  |  Designing learning for EAL/CALD students
  • Brendan Hughes, UQ Business School  |  Neurodiverse learners
  • Dr Carl Sherwood, School of Economics  |  Widening participation using students' contextualised storytelling
  • Ashil Ranpara, BEL Faculty  |  Experiences and perspectives of international students
  • John Raiti, School of Economics  |  Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Elias Blanch (student) and Aliisa Mylonas  |  Inclusive assessment design

Who should attend?

  • Course coordinators
  • Lecturers
  • Tutors
  • Academic staff
  • Teaching support staff    
  • Professional staff

Benefits of attending

  • Gain insights into practices and strategies that reflect a social model of inclusion 'in action and in thinking' across a Faculty.
  • Engage in conversation with presenters and co-participants to ‘unpack’ presented perspectives, ideas and challenges.
  • Create an action plan to commit to enacting one (new) action that supports an inclusive education experience in their own context.

About Teaching and Learning Week (T&L) 2021

1–5 November 2021. Celebrate inclusive teaching and learning practices designed to enhance student learning and facilitate a sense of belonging at UQ.

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Sir Llew Edwards Building (14), St Lucia campus
Terrace Room, Level 6 (in-person event)