The Inclusion project at ErasmusX has two sub-projects. With Design for Inclusion, a completed project, and the Inclusive Education Programme for Teachers, an ongoing project that builds on the former, we aim to improve the inclusivity and accessibility of education at EUR.
Design for Inclusion
This project occurred during a 3-week Design Thinking course for students of the Management of Innovation Master’s program. The course revolved around students elaborating prototypes that address challenges related to inclusion and accessibility, guided by video stories created by EUR students and staff (who identified as experiencing accessibility challenges) and direct interactions with a panel of students and staff with functional impairment. The course was taught using the Universal Design for Learning approach.
Inclusive Education Program for EUR Educational Staff
Building on the valuable input and experiences from the Design for Inclusion initiative, the Inclusive Education Programme for Educational Staff was launched. This initiative started by building on co-sensing and generating data together with students and staff from minoritized groups at EUR to contribute to an inviting educational space. Through a collaboration between different actors (IDEA, SMF, Student Support Services, Risbo), radical dreaming sessions, and a co-creative space, we bring inclusive educational change within EUR.
To listen to students' experiences and learn from their feedback and ideas in order to develop a more inclusive educational culture and climate at EUR
To share inclusive and equitable teaching practices (such as the use of Universal Design for Learning, and equitable assessment and grading practices)
To build capacity and collective self-efficacy within our teaching body to teach in more inclusive, equitable and accessible ways
We developed the ErasmusX Guide on Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
We developed the ErasmusX Guide on FAIR Assessment & Grading
We conducted several workshops on FAIR Assessments and UDL
We completed the Design for Inclusion project version 1 in the fall of 2022
We promoted the 6 video stories on the IDEA Knowledge Platform that were created by EUR students and staff