Hale, Leigh, Van der Meer, Jacques, Rutherford, Gill, Clay, Lynne and Janssen, Jessica (2013) Exploring the Integration of Disability Awareness into Tertiary Teaching and Learning Activities. Journal of Education and Learning, 2 (1). pp. 147-157. ISSN 1927-5250
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/jel.v2n1p147
A desire to have every student attending our University be aware of, and reflect on, disability in their studies and future careers, initiated our project to explore how to enhance disability awareness within all our University’s papers. In this project we systematically reviewed pertinent literature and ran an action research workshop for staff. Strategies to enhance disability awareness identified in the literature and workshop were presented and verified at an interactive conference presentation. Embedding disability awareness into curricula is challenging; staff considered themselves powerless to bring about change in their departments, but thought that one way to do so would be by modelling inclusive behaviour and by introducing subtle inclusive practices into papers taught. The identified strategies may be of use to others contemplating similar curricular modifications.
|Uncontrolled Keywords (separate with ;):||awareness; disability; inclusive behaviour; tertiary education|
|Schools:||Faculty of Health and Wellbeing > School of Health Sciences|
|Deposited By:||James Richards|
|Deposited On:||18 Feb 2013 14:23|
|Last Modified:||24 Oct 2016 07:37|
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