Trinity-INC Professional Learning Module in Inclusive Practices
Enrolment for our September 2023 Module is now closed as we have reached capacity. Please email email@example.com to be on the mailing list for the new roll out in January 2024! The Trinity-INC Professional Learning Module draws on the principles of Universal Design for Learning to support those who teach or who support teaching and learning at Trinity. Bringing teaching and support and service staff together, encourages a shared inclusive language and approach to engagement and communication with our student body and each other. #InclusiveTrinity
The next roll out of the Trinity-INC Module commences the week of 18th September for 8 weeks.
About the Trinity-INC Module in Inclusive Practices
The Trinity-INC Professional Learning Module in Inclusive Practices is targeted to the needs of academic staff and all who teach or support teaching and learning at Trinity.
The module is grounded in the principles of Universal Design for Learning ('UDL') but does not intend to provide 'one' way of doing inclusion. It suggests that inclusive practice is adaptive, iterative, and highly contextual. We hope the module offers you an inclusive framework that can be easily applied for use in your own practice.
The Module is inherently flexible to help you manage it around your other life and professional commitments. A 'light touch' assignment involves a short reflection upon your learning and one example of a UDL change in your practice.
The Module is tailored to the Trinity context, modelled on the AHEAD and UCD 'Digital Badge in Universal Design for Learning'. Those who complete this module will also receive the Digital Badge, issued by the National Forum for Teaching and Learning.
The Module takes no more than 20 hours of your time in total, with most weeks of the module involving two hours engagement at the most.
Engagement throughout the Module:
- Self-directed learning - on the key pillars of Universal Design for Learning and other Inclusive Practices. You will be enrolled in a Blackboard module where all the materials - for reading, listening, and watching - are clearly laid out for your engagement.
- Peer-Engagement - is the cornerstone of the Module. Peer group meetings are arranged at a time that suits the members of your group.
- Live seminars/webinars - led by members of the Trinity-INC Team and supported by Trinity staff and students and experts both from within Trinity and elsewhere, are held at the beginning, middle and end of the Module. These three sessions are intended to enable you to come together in a community of practice in live time to share ideas and experiences. (While there is added value in attending these sessions to take part in the discussions, the presentations will be recorded)
Who may find this Module useful?
The Module is open to all who teach or support teaching and learning in Trinity. e.g.
- Academic staff
- Teaching Fellows
- TAs / PhD researchers
- EOs and School Professional staff
- Student Support Services staff
- Anyone else engaged in teaching or supporting teaching and learning at Trinity.
Module Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of the Module, learners will be able to:
- Reflect on the diversity of learners and colleagues in their School or workplace and Trinity more generally;
- Develop insight into Universal Design for Learning and other inclusive pedagogical approaches and work practices;
- Supported through peer engagement, explore and reflect on existing practice and identify 'quick win' changes in line with a UDL approach.
For queries, please contact Dr Derina Johnson, Trinity-INC Project Manager, on firstname.lastname@example.org