Brown Bag Research Session: Strategies to promote inclusive teaching and active engagement in learning

Room 630, Level 6, FBE Building

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Olivia Tan

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Meet where your students are and lead them where they should go: Strategies that promote inclusive teaching and active engagement in learning

Wasana has recently returned from a study tour funded by an FBE Learning Advancement Grant. She will discuss how her learning from other institutions will help to inform her teaching and scholarship related to inclusive teaching and effective learning.Inclusive teaching and active engagement in learning are increasingly considered two essential requisites for effective pedagogy. Understanding where students stand, in terms of skills and knowledge, is vital for providing an effective learning environment for them. Inclusive teaching plays a vital role in promoting students’ active engagement in learning. The presentation discusses the strategies that are widely used by many educational institutions to promote inclusiveness and active engagement in learning.

Attendees will learn (i) what inclusive teaching means (ii) how it supports active engagement in learning and (iii) strategies that promote inclusive teaching and students’ active engagement in their learning.

Presenters: Wasana Karunarathne is a teaching specialist in the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne. Wasana’s research interests lie broadly on applied microeconomics with a focus on labor and development economics. Her current research focuses on financial literacy and retirement planning behavior among migrant communities.