Reconceptualising Participation and Inclusion in Higher Education Network
Workshop One: Exploring the intersections of inclusion and participation
Hosted by: Sue Timmis
University of Bristol Graduate School of Education, Room 4.10
Introduction: Integrating widening participation and inclusion research and practice
Policy makers increasingly note the short comings of WP in focusing on access to university and ignoring the quality, nature, depth and comparative success of participation experienced by disadvantaged students. In contrast, the inclusion field focuses on improving the learning experiences of students once they have accessed education. Inclusion debates and practices however also tend to be narrow in that they focus on schools or disabled university students. Nevertheless they offer useful insights into particular aspects of learning experiences e.g. the role of technology in mediating participation. In this workshop one we will explore the intersections of inclusion and participation paying particular attention to pedagogy; institutional contexts and culture and powerful mediators of participation such as assessment and technology.
View the Programme.
To book a place, please email: Jo.Rose@bristol.ac.uk
There are 60 places in total and we are hoping to be able to welcome 15 colleagues from each of the GW4 institutions. Travel costs will be reimbursed.
For those who are successful in booking a place at this workshop, we will send a short form asking them to share some details about themselves and how their research and/or practice relates to widening participation and/or inclusion. This information will be used as part of the small-group discussions.
Further workshops are planned for:
Workshop 2, December 2nd 2015, University of Exeter, will explore the intersections of dimensions of disadvantage, paying particular attention to areas where the network has expertise such as mature students; ethnicity; care leavers, disability and gender.
Workshop 3, January 11th 2016, Cardiff University will focus on mapping out future steps for the network. In part 1 therefore, there will be presentations on new methodological approaches, particularly inclusive and participatory research models. In part 2, a smaller core group will work collaboratively to develop a bidding ‘plan of action’.
For further information about the network you can contact Jane Seale: email@example.com