Creating an Inclusive Curriculum


Developed through a collaborative partnership between AHEAD, DIT & AIT, the aim of this module is to provide educators with the pre-requisite skills and knowledge to be able to enhance the learning experience for a diverse student population through the creation of an inclusive curriculum that is underpinned by the principles of Universal Design. Upon successful completion of this module participants will understand the different potential challenges and learning needs of their students, in particular those from currently under-represented groups in HE or FE, and to be able to adapt their teaching practice to ensure that will all their students will have an equal opportunity to participate and learn.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Critically evaluate the barriers to accessibility to Higher & Further Education in Ireland

  2. Discuss the social & legislative drivers of accessibility in Higher & Further Education in Ireland.

  3. Identify and evaluate the supports available to students within their own educational Institute and compare them to those available in other colleges.

  4. Identify, categorise and develop an appropriate response to learning and communication difficulties faced by students with accessibility issues.

  5. Explain and apply the principles of universal design for learning with respect to curriculum design.

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