Trinity Inclusive Curriculum
The main way to support student's with disabilities is to follow inclusive teaching and assessment practices. The Trinity Inclusive Curriculum Website is an extensive resource with good practice guidelines that enable you to support all students. Often, one action (e.g. circulating notes in advance) can benefit many different student's for many different reasons. Academic staff can consider accessibility when designing curricula so as to lessen the need for future reasonable accommodations.
These pages offer clear and concise guidelines on how to enhance the inclusivity of your practices. Inclusion is important for everyone, enabling all to access the curriculum without barriers. Inclusive Practices - Who benefits?
These guidelines are generic guidelines that benefit all students, for more on supporting for students with specific disabilities see the Disability Service: Supporting Students with Disabilities.
These guides are short and simple and touch on the main activities staff can engage in to enhance inclusion.
Course Design: How to enhance inclusivity within the design of programmes and modules to ensure your teaching foundations are inclusive.
New Students: How to enhance inclusivity within the application process and student induction / orientation to ensure prospective students make informed choices, and new students settle down easily within your programme of study.
Physical Environment: How to enhance inclusivity within the teaching environment to ensure it is an effective environment for learning.
Teaching Methods: How to enhance inclusivity within your teaching methods to ensure student engagement and effective learning.
Supervision: How to enhance inclusivity within the supervision process to ensure research student engagement and effective learning / researching.
Off Campus Teaching: How to ensure off campus teaching is inclusive and accessible to all.
Inclusive Assessments How to enhance inclusivity within common assessment methods to ensure students are given the opportunity to demonstrate their attainment of learning outcomes effectively.
Further help on creating an inclusive learning environment is provided by the Trinity Inclusive Curriculum tool at: : www.tictool.ie.
TIC offers tools, guidelines and templates to:
- create an inclusive academic environment,
- follow good practice when planning teaching and assessment, and developing information resources
- benefits all students.
For more information on this tool please refer to the CAPSL website at :http://www.tcd.ie/CAPSL/TIC/evaluation/.