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Liberation, Equality and Diversity in the Curriculum

Liberation, Equality and Diversity in the Curriculum

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This briefing gives you the basic facts about inclusivity in the higher education curriculum and highlights some of the work that is already going on to make the academic experience in higher education more equitable and reflective of the diverse world we live in. When we say we need to liberate the curriculum, we don’t just mean the books listed on the syllabus, but also the way course content is delivered and assessed, and the environment in which students are expected to learn. Creating a more inclusive learning environment is vital if all students are going to feel welcome at university. If we want widening participation to really be effective, we need to focus not just on recruitment but also retention. A key way of doing this is encouraging our institutions to embed liberation, equality, and diversity in the learning experience, so that students from under-represented backgrounds know they are valued as equal members of the learning community. We hope you find this briefing a useful starting point to think about what your union can do to support a more equitable and inclusive curriculum.
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