Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop

23 August 2023
10:15 am – 11:45 am

This workshop considers the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of inclusive teaching and learning. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect upon their teaching practice and to begin developing a toolbox of strategies. The workshop will be facilitated by:

Miriam Edwards who is an Educational Designer at the Williams Centre for Learning Advancement. She is also a doctoral candidate at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Miriam has extensive experience in higher education which includes teaching, curriculum renewal and subject design. Her research interests are in designing online courses which are both innovative and accessible to students with diverse needs.

Associate Professor Melissa Laird who is Deputy Head of School, at the Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education (MSPACE), and Academic Director Curriculum and Transformation. Working in senior academic leadership roles, Melissa has enacted change for learners through future-focused and immersive, connected-enterprise learning and curriculum design that positively influences individual wealth and well-being through access to the creative and performing arts and design. She supports reconciliation as Co-Chair non-Indigenous of the University of Melbourne’s Reconciliation Network. She commits to allyship with Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander people, respecting their cultural knowledges, creative practices and diplomacies. As Deputy Head of School at MSPACE, Melissa is respectful of Australian Indigenous perspectives, helps establish a workplace culture of creativity and curiosity founded on mutual respect and trust, champions and celebrates the work of women in her sphere of influence, and is inclusive of diverse voices and perspectives.

To learn more about this workshop and to register, please visit the Williams Centre for Learning Advancement

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