Webinar 4 - The potential of universal design to create inclusive classroom practices with international students
Thursday, 18 March 2021, 15.30 – 17.00 CET
The percentage of international students enrolled in higher education is rising rapidly. Internationalisation of higher education has brought many benefits to our institutions, but deep reflection around the conditions that are necessary for the successful inclusion of international students on these campuses is only beginning. Discussions around multiculturalism in the classroom help in this regard, but they often fall short of genuinely redesigning the learning experience for greater inclusion. This SIHO webinar will focus around the relevance of UDL in the inclusion of international students in the higher education classroom
This webinar series will be of interest to institutional leaders, service providers, academic staff, researchers, scholars, and students interested in the implementation of UDL. The objectives of the series is to offer participants the opportunity to deepen their reflection around UDL implementation and to encourage them to develop sustainable institutional policies and practices in this area. Each webinar includes its own specific participant outcomes.
Valérie Van Hees is the coordinator of Support Centre Inclusive Higher Education (Belgium) and has accumulated over 20 years of experience in the field of policy and inclusion in higher education. At SIHO, she forms a bridge between policy and practice on a daily basis, being a point of contact for both the Flemish Government and higher education staff to support the implementation of inclusion measures in policies and practices.
Frederic Fovet is Associate Professor, School of Education and Technology at Royal Roads University (Canada). Fovet is an inclusion specialist with a specific interest in emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD), critical pedagogy and universal design for learning (UDL). Fovet also has a strong grounding in Disability Studies, and has served as a teacher and principal in schools with a focus on the successful inclusion of students with EBD.
Dominique Montagnese is an expert on Inclusive Mobility for SIHO - Support Centre for Inclusive Higher Education. He has been working with international mobility programmes for more than 10 years and with social inclusion in mobility for more than 6 years. He is the initiator of several projects linking inclusion and Erasmus+ mobilities, such as MapAbility, MappED! and the Inclusive Mobility Alliance which he currently chairs. Dominique contributes to the current development of the platform inclusivemobility.eu, which will be the platform for inclusive mobility in the European Higher
Live captioning will be provided. A recording of the webinar and presentations will be available on the website of the Support Centre Inclusive Higher Education.
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The webinar series ‘Towards Genuinely Inclusive Universities: an international perspective on best practices in the implementation of universal design’ is an initiative of the Support Centre Inclusive Higher Education. The series is composed of eight webinars and will run from December 2020 until July 2021. This webinar series will shed light on several topics closely related to current policies and practices in post-secondary education around the topics of inclusion and universal design. Each webinar will focus on case studies about implementation. More information on SIHO’s website