Inclusive Pedagogy

An inclusive classroom is one where ALL students feel welcome, safe to participate, and supported in their learning. Creating such an environment often requires intentional effort and reflection on the part of the instructor as inclusive educators should:

  1. reflect on their own beliefs and biases in order to increase their self-awareness;
  2. ensure that their curriculum and course materials are accessible and reflect the diversity of their students
  3. use a variety of pedagogical approaches to engage and support learning for all students, acknowledging that students may have different learning needs; and
  4. be aware of classroom dynamics and pay close attention to the learning experiences of students from diverse communities, backgrounds and identities.

The following resources can help instructors develop their skills in each area: