Towards Inclusive Learning in Higher Education: Developing Curricula for Disabled Students [NOOK Book]

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It is widely recognised that the provision of an inclusive education is critical to maintaining high standards of learning and teaching for all students in higher education - a fact that is backed up by recent introduction of legislation and best practice guidelines around the world.

This book is written for all practitioners in higher education today - many of whom may not have previous experience of working with disabled students, but now wish to develop a better understanding...

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Towards Inclusive Learning in Higher Education: Developing Curricula for Disabled Students

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Overview

It is widely recognised that the provision of an inclusive education is critical to maintaining high standards of learning and teaching for all students in higher education - a fact that is backed up by recent introduction of legislation and best practice guidelines around the world.

This book is written for all practitioners in higher education today - many of whom may not have previous experience of working with disabled students, but now wish to develop a better understanding of the issues involved and of how they can improve their own practice.

Towards Inclusive Learning in Higher Education is a rich source of practical advice and resources. Experienced contributors share their own techniques, outlining innovative methods and activities that will help both individuals and institutions to improve their classroom practice and develop inclusive curricula.

The book explores the all the key areas in higher education today, including:


  • the student's transition from FE to HE

  • current barriers to inclusive education

  • uses and requirements for information technology

  • quality issues and benchmark descriptors

  • examinations and assessment

  • employability and work placements.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134216260
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/27/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 467 KB

Table of Contents

1 Improving access to higher education for disabled people 10
2 From a disabling world to a new vision 23
3 Listening to students : the experiences of disabled students of learning at university 32
4 Academic standards and benchmark descriptors 44
5 Supporting staff in developing inclusive online learning 56
6 Using universal design for learning to expand access to higher education 67
7 Supporting inclusive practice : developing an assessment toolkit 79
8 Learning, teaching and disabled students : challenging traditional models of support 95
9 Disability and omnicompetence : facing up to the challenges in the training of veterinary practitioners 107
10 Language issues for deaf students in higher education 119
11 Creating engaging, accessible multimedia for learning 129
12 Enhancing disabled students' learning through virtual learning environments 143
13 Disability and mainstreaming continuing professional development in higher education 154
14 Supporting disabled students on placement 164
15 Equal to the task : disability issues in postgraduate research study 176
16 Conclusion : a manifesto for mainstreaming inclusive practice 187
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