Inclusive teaching definitions

Inclusive teaching in higher education refers,

to the ways in which pedagogy, curricula and assessment are designed and delivered to engage students in learning that is meaningful, relevant and accessible to all. It embraces a view of the individual and individual difference as the source of diversity that can enrich the lives and learning of others. (Hockings, 2010)

Inclusive teaching therefore refers to the creation of a learning environment which provides all students, regardless of their background, with the opportunity to fulfill their own learning potential and support other students who may wish to learn from them. The Inclusive Teaching website at University of Sydney's Institute for Teaching and Learning states that "Valuing, understanding, responding to and celebrating diversity lies at the core of inclusive teaching and it enriches the  learning and teaching experiences of all students and staff".

There are various strategies for Inclusive teaching that may be adopted and/or adapted to meet the varying needs of the students in your classrooms. Flinders University also has a range of policies, procedures and resources that both encourage and support the use of Inclusive teaching practices.