Virtual Symposium: Inclusive Learning in Higher Education (April 7th and 8th 2021)

About this event

NUI Galway’s Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CELT) has partnered with its Inclusive Learning project team to offer a virtual Symposium on Inclusive Learning on April 7th and 8th 2021.

As student populations become increasingly diverse, what can higher education institutions do to create a truly inclusive learning environment? How can we listen and respond to the needs and concerns of our students, while supporting staff to navigate an increasingly complex teaching and learning landscape?

This two-day symposium aims to raise awareness of issues of equality, diversity and inclusion in higher education, and will highlight the importance of centering the student voice. It will also showcase and share inclusive pedagogies, practices and approaches.

Speakers include:

  • Julie Rattray (Durham, ENG)
  • Jesse Stommel (UMW, US)
  • Henriette Stöber (EUA)
  • Hamsavani Rajeswaren (QUB, NI)
  • Ebun Joseph (UCD)
  • Tracy Galvin (QUB, NI)

The event is free and fully online and is open to anyone with an interest in these issues in a higher education context. Students are welcome to attend and to contribute actively to the discussions.

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IASSIDD – “Some teachers were wonderful, some were a complete disgrace”: Voices of students with intellectual disabilities on inclusive education

Webinar: “Some teachers were wonderful, some were a complete disgrace”: Voices of students with intellectual disabilities on inclusive education

IASSIDD Inclusive Education SIRG Webinar Series

Date: February 10, 2021

Start: 15.00 UTC/10.00 am EST/23.00 ACT (Length: 90 minutes)

Co-sponsored by: IASSIDD Academy – Certificates of Attendance will be provided.

Presentations:

The Experiences of Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Inclusive Schools in Ghana

Christiana Okyere (Michigan State University)

What do students with intellectual disabilities prefer? Mainstream or Special Educational Settings?

Cristina Nieto (University of Seville)

“It will take a while for me to get to the top of the mountain.” Transition stories: voices of school leavers with Intellectual Disability.

Geraldine Scanlon (Dublin City University)