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Over the next twelve months, the Inclusive Curriculum Project has funding to offer a limited number of Geography, Earth and Environmental Science (GEES) departments in HEIs in England and Northern Ireland either a department-based workshop, or up to two days' guidance and advice, or a combination of the two, on the topic of 'Developing an Inclusive Curriculum'. The support is aimed at all staff who come into contact with students whether they be Heads of Departments, course leaders, lecturers, administrative staff, laboratory technicians, librarians or IT personnel.
Here are some examples of comments we have received from participants on our recent inclusivity workshops:
"stimulating, constructive discussion / activity which will inform my
"exposure to new ways of thinking about disability"
"detailed exploration of issues"
"the most useful workshop (of many) on inclusivity that I have attended"
Once a workshop / advisory visit has been agreed, a member of the GDN team will contact you to negotiate your needs and how their time working with your department would best be spent. Workshops, guidance and advice may be given on a range of topics, the specifics of which you can negotiate with the GDN Team member allocated to you. In broad terms these topics might, for example, include designing accessible learning and assessment methods; providing learning support to students with a range of impairments; auditing and designing the inclusiveness of your curriculum; and the role of different groups of staff in providing an inclusive environment.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to receive free advice and guidance from experts in the field of inclusivity in higher education, customised to the issues and solutions for your GEES department. Just complete and return the expression of interest form available here in rtf format and pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax to the GDN Office, 01242 543368. Funding is limited and applications will be dealt with in order of receipt.