Inclusive teaching refers to pedagogy that strives to serve the needs of all students, regardless of their backgrounds or identities, and to support their engagement with subject material. This may include strategies such as using course material and pedagogies that consider and acknowledge the various pre-college backgrounds and contexts of students as well as requiring instructors to think about their own identities with respect to the content they teach. It also means creating a space where all voices are included in class discussions.
Deeply rooted in pedagogical research, Northwestern Principles of Inclusive Teaching outlines eight principles and their impacts on learning. This resource provides broad strategies that instructors can use now and in the future to implement the principles in their course preparation and teaching, and examples of how each principle can be applied in class. It also includes references to scholarly publications, a glossary and a list of helpful University resources.
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