Inclusive Teaching Approaches and Practices

Date and Time: Tuesdays, 9-11am on February 5, 12, 26, and March 5, 2019: inclusive.
Participants will attend all four sessions.
Location: Killam Library, room B400
Cost: Free to Dalhousie employees

Embracing student-centred pedagogy, as well as engaging in critical self-reflection, studio course participants will examine ways in which their classes may inadvertently create barriers for marginalized students. We will uncover, consider, and apply inclusive approaches and practices that will help mitigate these barriers and support all students’ learning. The four-week course culminates in a final project.  Participants should complete the course with practical skills and knowledge that can be immediately applied in their next classes and courses. Topics include: barriers to student learning and an introduction to inclusive teaching; practical and applied strategies including active and group learning; inclusive teaching online; and inclusive assessment.

Please Note: Participants will attend all four sessions and should plan time between sessions for working on your projects.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to 

  • Critically examine their course content, learning environments, and assessment practices, identifying unnecessary barriers to student learning;
  • Develop inclusive teaching practices and participatory learning strategies;
  • Design inclusive online modules and/or course sites by recognizing unique aspects of virtual learning environments
  • Explore inclusive assessment approaches and practices and determine how these can be applied in their own practice.
  • Complete weekly assignments and produce a final project that demonstrate their knowledge and skills.


  • Tereigh Ewert-Bauer, Senior Educational Developer (Diversity and Inclusivity), CLT
  • Guest Instructor: Les T. Johnson, Educational Developer (eLearning), CLT

Read more about Tereigh and Les here:  

Centre for Learning and Teaching