ADCET Webinar: Realising Disability Inclusion
Wed 24 Aug 2022 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm AEST
ADCET is proud to partner with the Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability (ATEND) for this webinar.
Professor Carol Evans (Honorary visiting professor at Cardiff University and visiting professorial fellow at the University of Southampton) will explore the current context of disability inclusion defined as the ‘extent to which higher education institutions (HEIs) support equal access to university and equal opportunities to do well for staff and students with disabilities compared to their non-disabled peers’.
While disability inclusion is a key priority for higher education institutions around the world, the basics of provision for many students and staff with disabilities (SSwD) in HE are not being met. For many SSwD, including those who are successful, the additional physical and emotional labour involved in navigating the higher education landscape, places additional limits on potential.
Utilising research from peer-reviewed academic articles, expert reports, and institutional data, and drawing on researcher experiences from over 50 countries, Carol will discuss twelve key dimensions of effective disability inclusion practice that she identified with colleagues (staff and students). The interrelated nature of these dimensions led to the development of the Disability Inclusion Institutional Framework (DIIF). In this webinar, Carol will outline the key elements of the DIIF, and promising areas of development identified from research and practitioner accounts, and will also introduce a toolkit designed to support institutional approaches to disability inclusion.
The DIIF draws on interactionist perspectives on disability acknowledging the complex interplay of impairments with an individual’s personal characteristics, the specific contextual and situational features SSwD encounter, and their responses to this within HE. Principles underpinning the DIIF are elaborated on within the DIIF Guide provided to support this session.
Carol will highlight the importance of supporting the development of SSwD self-advocacy skills as integral to the entirety of the student lifecycle into, through and beyond HE, and career trajectories as part of this.
Also she will highlight some of the ‘big ticket’ items identified as key to moving disability inclusion forward and some of the inherent challenges inherent in this space. Finally, Carol would like to explore with you collaborative cross-sector possibilities in taking aspects of this work forward.
The webinar is aimed at all those concerned about enhancing disability inclusion in higher education (HE) to include leaders of disability inclusion provision at all levels within higher education and associate fields, professional services and specialist disability support teams, academics, student representative bodies, and all relevant stakeholders working with higher education institutions/colleges.
Professor Carol Evans (Honorary visiting professor at Cardiff University and visiting professorial fellow at the University of Southampton
Carol is a global leader in research-informed inclusive assessment practices and pedagogy, who is passionately committed to enhancing inclusion for all within higher education. She is a non-executive board member at the University of Bournemouth, UK, and an honorary visiting professor at the universities of Cardiff and Southampton in the UK. Previous roles have included PVC (learning and teaching) at Griffith University, Australia, and strategic leadership roles in education and research at the universities of Birmingham, Southampton, Exeter, UCL; Institute of Education, KSS Deanery, London and Durham in the UK. Carol has produced world-leading research in assessment and individual differences, and has scaled-up inclusive practices across institutions as acknowledged in her receipt of National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellowships, and a Collaborative and Spotlight award (CATE) from Advance HE.
Evans, C. (2021).Is your curriculum design limiting students’ learning potential?
The webinar is free to attend and it will be live captioned.
ADCET is hosted by the University of Tasmania
Event times in your timezone
|ACT, NSW, Qld, Tas, Vic||24 Aug 2022 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm|
|NT, SA||24 Aug 2022 11:30 am – 12:30 pm|
|WA||24 Aug 2022 10:00 am – 11:00 am|
|NZ||24 Aug 2022 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm|