Inclusive Learning for Students: Building inclusive practice into your life during higher education, and beyond
University of York
  • Start Date: 11 Jul, 2022
  • 3 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos

Discover how inclusive practices can improve learning environments and student experiences for individuals and communities.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Develop your interpersonal skills in preparation for student life

Inclusive practice is essential to the development of interpersonal skills and reflective thinking used throughout academic and professional life.

On this three-week course from the University of York, you’ll learn to approach student life with an appreciation of the advantages and disadvantages that exist for different groups. This understanding will allow you to communicate in academic and social situations with openness and empathy.

Investigate concepts of inclusive education, including equity and diversity

Fostering an inclusive learning environment within higher education helps to create more welcoming communities, giving individuals a sense of belonging.

On this course, you’ll explore the key principles of inclusive practice. You’ll cover topics including decolonisation, language, the online world, accessibility, and inclusive sustainable living.

Explore how to create more inclusive learning environments in higher education

Inclusive learning can encourage free expression and enrich the whole community.

You’ll learn how you, as a student, can improve inclusive practices across your institution, including diverse curriculum development. With the tools provided in this course, you can put these ideas into practice, through student partnership and engagement.

Examine perspectives on inclusive practice beyond university life

Having explored inclusive practice within higher education settings, you’ll broaden your view and look at global and critical perspectives on inclusion.

This knowledge will prepare you for using your skills, whether in your career or personal life, after graduation.

By the end of this course, you’ll understand the concepts of inclusive practice and be empowered to develop inclusive environments within your higher education journey and beyond.

This course is designed for students studying or intending to study at a higher education level, who want to understand the importance of inclusive practice. It will be particularly enriching for those involved in student outreach, including campaigns and events.

Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

University of York

The University of York combines the pursuit of academic excellence with a culture of inclusion, which encourages everyone – from a variety of backgrounds – to achieve their best. We are a high-performing, research-intensive Russell Group university, committed to providing an environment where great minds can thrive.

We support our students’ ambitions by offering opportunities to develop and grow, and to learn from the diverse skills and perspectives in our community. Through this approach, we create independent critical thinkers of the future who prosper in a global workplace.

York’s diverse community makes it an inspiring and exciting place to work. Our academics are world-leading in their field, undertaking research that has a global impact and is supported by an informal culture which fosters interdisciplinary collaboration. At York, students are taught by these researchers and benefit from their extensive knowledge and real-world experience.

Situated in the historic and cosmopolitan city of York, the University’s green and open campus is an excellent environment in which to live and to learn.


This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

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