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Managing a Diversity of Learners

Catton Street, London
23 January 2008 00:00 - 13 February 2008 17:00

This short course aims to:

  • Enable you to identify and make appropriate provision for diversity in the context of HE;
  • Extend your awareness of a range of approaches to learning;
  • Increase your awareness of and ability to respond sensitively and appropriately to issues relating to inclusivity and accessibility;
  • Encourage you to value diversity as a potential enrichment of the learning experience and to minimise barriers to learning.


By the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. recognise and meet the diverse needs of HE learners;
  2. demonstrate knowledge of, and use policies, procedures and legislation to ensure inclusivity and accessibility;
  3. analyse a range of approaches to supporting learning;
  4. design and apply learning activities appropriate to the needs of individual learners;
  5. create a safe and productive learning environment for all learners;
  6. identify and minimise potential barriers to learning;
  7. acknowledge diversity and employ it as a means to enhance learning.

Indicative Content

Policies, procedures and legislation: Human Rights; Disability Discrimination Act(s); international students; codes of practice; issues relating to ethics and morality; widening access; equality of opportunity; gender; sexuality; culture; religion; social and economic background; age; experience; ability.
Approaches to learning: models of ability and potentiality; attitudes and expectations; motivation; self-esteem; levels of understanding and learning style; physical and environmental issues; group processes and group dynamics.
Commences 23rd January (full day), 30 January, 6th Feb and 13 February 2-5pm
Venue: Catton Street
Cost: £250
Course leader: Avril Horsford
(Please confirm financial support when applying).

Contact Name:
Avril Horsford
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