Sponsored by the Office of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) and Workplace Diversity and Inclusion, this half-day forum originally scheduled for February 2022, has now been successfully re-scheduled to the 12th of April. It is open to all Macquarie staff who teach and want to create an inclusive learning experience for all their students.

As part of the forum you’ll be invited to join a focus group to co-create a new interactive module to support staff in inclusive teaching. Associate Professor Agnes Bosanquet, Director, Learning and Teaching Staff Development says:

I am excited and looking forward to launching this practical evidence-based guide to inclusive teaching that is accessible, engaging and empowering for learners. Packed with examples, it explores the perspectives of Macquarie students, showcases the practice and values of Macquarie teachers, guides participants through scholarly literature and identifies the services and support available at Macquarie.

Macquarie staff will aim to raise awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion in the curriculum and their teaching practice. The table below provides an overview of the speakers and topics that will be presented:

Keynote SpeakerPresentation Topic
Professor Debbie Haski-Leventhal
Macquarie Business School
Teaching beyond privilege
Dr Michael Donovan
Macquarie School of Education
Indigenous Knowledge’s: Old knowledge used to engage future directions for Macquarie University students and staff
SpeakersPresentation Topic
Professor Catherine Dean
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences
Narrative pedagogy: using storytelling to promote inclusive practice
Associate Professor Kathleen Tait
Dr Sue Silveira
Macquarie School of Education
Developing an inclusive learning environment for students with visual impairement
David Chapman
Hannah Vogel
Faculty of Arts
Changing History: Perspectives on Accessibility and Disability
Associate Professor Albert Atkin
Faculty of Arts
“Won’t somebody think of the standards!” – Inclusive Assessment and why we need it
Dr Noushin Nasiri
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Engineers: re-defining the stereotype
Dr Prashan S M Karunaratne
Macquarie Business School
A Colourful Tomorrow in Every Sphere of Life
Sophie Curtis
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Lead – Campus Life
Showing up: Creating safe spaces for LGBTQ+ students

Planned as a hybrid event, staff can register to attend in person or participate online.

Don’t miss out on being part of this forum where you’ll have the opportunity to contribute your ideas, network with your colleagues, and build your capabilities to teach in an inclusive way, that supports our diverse student community.

For more information on the forum, check the event page or contact Asimo Krizan: ltoperations@mq.edu.au

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