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What is Inclusive Curriculum?

Inclusive Curriculum follows the principles of universal design for instruction to respond to the varied needs of a diverse student population, where students come from differing social and cultural backgrounds.

It aims to break down barriers to learning by providing a range of teaching and assessment methods, thus allowing all students to work to their strengths.  

Clear communication and flexibility are central to inclusive teaching and assessment practices, and inclusion can be achieved by following five steps (MS Word, 137 kB )

Through this, all students, particularly those from non-traditional backgrounds, can participate more fully in academic life.


Dr. Foley defines inclusion from the point of view of the academic.

Last updated 28 September 2016 by Trinity Inclusive Curriculum (Email).