Importance of an inclusive learning atmosphere

These clips showcase the very different life situations the students may be in. Acknowledging and respecting students’ diverse backgrounds and situations will make the learning atmosphere more inclusive. This is paramount to the “non-traditional” students learning success.

Niomi and Ivan

Niomi and Ivan are so called “non-traditional students”. Their life situations are very different compared to a typical higher education student we probably have on our minds when planning our teaching or designing our curricula. Watch the clips and reflect on how you could promote inclusivity when your student group includes students like Niomi and Ivan.

Niomi’s story (students with care obligations)

Ivan’s story (mature students)

Viewing time 1:17 min

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Source: Birmingham City University