LTA Connect: Critical perspectives on inclusivity
In this LTA Connect webinar Dr Sean Walton from the University of Salford, examined the persistence of attainment gaps between a variety of student groups, and how critical perspectives can offer an explanation of these gaps. Ways of re-framing our approaches to diversifying the curriculum were also discussed.
|When|| to Apr 27, 2017
|Where||Webinar through Blackboard Collaborate|
|Contact Name||Alex Walker|
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This session examined some of the key pre-occupations of policy makers, higher education institutions, academics and academic developers within the inclusivity agenda. Dr Walton introduced a number of critical perspectives, including critical pedagogy and critical race theory (CRT), to provide frameworks that might be used to offer analyses of, and explanation for, the persistence of attainment gaps between a variety of student groups, and the relative failures of diversity interventions to address these gaps.
Dr Sean Walton is an Academic Developer at the University of Salford where he leads the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice. His scholarly interests are in the areas of curriculum design, critical pedagogy, and higher education policy.