sparqs, the Higher Education Academy in Scotland (HEA) and NUS Scotland co-hosted an event on Wednesday 15th April 2015, to explore how students can be involved in designing and developing an inclusive curriculum.
This event was aimed at university students, student officers and students’ association staff.
The HEA ‘Embedding Equality and Diversity in the Curriculum’ project supports the development of a curriculum that recognises the diversity of the student population and the need to produce graduates fit to work in a global environment.
sparqs and HEA have been working together to support student involvement in designing an inclusive curriculum and have held several events and workshops exploring how this may be achieved. This work has included workshops at the NUS annual event ‘The Gathering’, the European Quality Advisory Forum (EQAF) annual conference, as well as an event with staff and students to explore and develop current practice. More information can be found on the project page on the sparqs website.
Student involvement in the curriculum development process is an important contribution to ensure that the curriculum is truly inclusive. There are a range of tools and resources available to support the development of an inclusive curriculum and the event on 15th April aimed to help people to use these resources to take forward the work from a student point of view.
The event aimed to help participants to:
- Identify the rationale for active student involvement in designing an inclusive curriculum.
- Use the resources available to academics and explore how they can be of value to students.
- Plan how to take the work back to universities to drive it forward from the student perspective.
For further information contact Stephanie Millar, sparqs Development Advisor – firstname.lastname@example.org