Inclusive Teaching Workshops 2024

The Inclusive Teaching Workshops is a themed series of 1-hour Lightning Workshops that provide information, engaging activities and collaborative opportunities. They aim to support the development of inclusive teaching pedagogy and understanding of UNSW's Gateway Equity Target

Every session includes time for participants to reflect on their own practice and plan how to apply the knowledge they have gained. Each workshop provides a range of strategies that all teaching staff, including sessional and casual teaching staff who may not have the opportunity to change course content, can use. These workshops are open to all staff, including academic, professional, support, and casual staff. Each session has at least one co-presenter who is a highly skilled teaching staff member from various faculties.

Please review the sessions below, select those that suit your schedule and complete the registration by submitting the form

All sessions are held in the Teaching Commons in a hybrid format. 
We do encourage physical attendance where possible to increase collaborative opportunities.

  • 1pm Wednesday 7 February - Improving Access to Education: Introduction to UNSW’s Gateway Equity Target
    • Presented by Prof. Stephen Doherty (ADA) & Lucy Jellema (PVCESE)
  • 2pm Wednesday 6 March - Getting Started With Inclusive Teaching
    • Presented by A/Prof. Melanie White (ADA), A/ Prof. Michele Madigan (Medicine & Health) & Lucy Jellema  (PVCESE)
  • 12pm Tuesday 12 March - Getting Started With Inclusive Teaching
    • Presented by A/Prof. Melanie White (ADA), A/ Prof. Michele Madigan (Medicine & Health) & Lucy Jellema  (PVCESE)
  • 12pm Tuesday 21 May - Next Steps for Inclusive Teaching
    • Presented by A/Prof. Rebecca LeBard (Science) & Lucy Jellema (PVCESE)
  • 10am Tuesday 28 May - Next Steps for Inclusive Teaching
    • Presented by Dr Ramesh Walpola (Medicine & Health) & Lucy Jellema (PVCESE)
  • 1pm Thursday 20 June - Advanced Inclusive Teaching Practices - Focus on TiLT 
    • Presented by Ms Katrina Blazek (Medicine & Health) & Lucy Jellema (PVCESE)
  • 10am Thursday 27 June - Advanced Inclusive Teaching Practices - Focus on UDL
    • Presented by Prof. Terry Cumming (ADA) & Lucy Jellema (PVCESE)
  • TBD T3 - Student Perspectives on Inclusive Teaching
  • TBD T3 - Learning About Specific Cohorts
  • TBD T3 - Supporting First Year Cohorts
Getting Started With Inclusive Teaching

Getting Started With Inclusive Teaching

Presented by A/Prof. Melanie White (ADA), A/ Prof. Michele Madigan (Medicine & Health) Lucy Jellema (PVCESE)
Two sessions available: 2pm Wednesday 6 March & 12pm Tuesday 12 March 

Join A/Prof. Melanie White (ADA), A/ Prof. Michele Madigan (Medicine & Health) and Lucy Jellema (Educational Developer, Equity) for a Lightning Workshop on inclusive teaching. We will explore how inclusive teaching benefits you as an educator and delve into strategies that have the biggest impact for the lowest time commitment. You will get time to choose a strategy that is introduced and reflect upon how you could implement it in your course or in individual lessons. There will be a range of teaching strategies explored, so all teaching staff (including sessional and casual staff) can benefit from this session.

This workshop is aimed at teaching staff with limited experience in inclusive teaching.

Register for session

 

Speakers
A/Prof. Melanie White headshot

A/Prof. Melanie White is an award-winning teacher who specialises in strategies to inspire students and support active learning in large classroom settings. She teaches in the Sociology program for the School of Social Sciences in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture.


 

 

Michele Madigan

A/ Prof. Michele Madigan is a research-education academic in Optometry and Vision Science (SOVS). Michele is actively involved in education across areas including human eye anatomy and diseases, eye development and aging. Michele is passionate about small group teaching and providing interactive, enjoyable, and comfortable in-person opportunities for students to ask questions and learn all about eyes - drawings, puns and stories are a key focus in class. Michele has been the Academic Advisor in SOVS for many years, part of the FMH Education Academy, and an (unofficial) advocate for encouraging more kindness in our education and research activities at all levels. 

 

Lucy Jellema headshot

Lucy Jellema is the Educational Developer, Equity in the PVCESE division. She has a background in teaching and developing professional learning across a range of educational and corporate settings. Lucy completed her Master's in Inclusive Education at UNSW and has a passion for accessibility and inclusion within all levels of education. She loves opportunities to support professionals to develop their teaching pedagogy and presentation skills to maximise engagement and retention. She is a member of the Start@Uni project, Diversify and TED COP to engage with the wider UNSW community. Her key purpose is to make positive and meaningful changes to both teaching staff and students at UNSW.

Next Steps for Inclusive Teaching

Next Steps for Inclusive Teaching

Presented by A/Prof. Rebecca LeBard (Science), Dr Ramesh Walpola (Medicine & Health) & Lucy Jellema (PVCESE)
Two sessions available: 12pm Tuesday 21 May & 10am Tuesday 28 May  

Join Rebecca LeBard (Associate Dean and Associate Professor in Science), Ramesh Walpola (Academic Lead in Medicine and Health) and Lucy Jellema for a Lightning Workshop on inclusive teaching. There will be time to share expertise, learn new strategies and reflect upon how you could implement it in your course or in individual lessons. There will be a range of teaching strategies explored, so all teaching staff (including sessional and casual staff) can benefit from this session.

This workshop is aimed at teaching staff with some experience in inclusive teaching.

Register for session

 

Speakers
A/Prof. Rebecca LeBard headshot

A/Prof. Rebecca LeBard is an Associate Professor in the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences and Associate Dean Education, innovation and student experience for the Faculty of Science at UNSW. She also holds a MEd (higher education) from UNSW, and teaches undergraduate courses in the Faculty of Science and the medical program. Rebecca is a Senior Fellow of Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy UK). She was awarded the UNSW Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2015, and a citation for contributions to student learning in the Australian University Teaching Awards, 2016, recognising her teaching excellence.
 

Dr Ramesh Walpola headshot

Dr Ramesh Walpola is a pharmacist, certified health manager (CHM) and the Pharmacy Academic Lead & Program Authority in the School of Health Sciences. His main area of research expertise and interest is in patient and medication safety, particularly examining the social determinants of safe practices. Ramesh completed his PhD at The University of Sydney in 2016, which focused on the development of educational interventions to enhance generational change in patient safety practices in the pharmacy setting. Ramesh joined UNSW in 2019, originally teaching health leadership and management in the School of Population Health. Ramesh currently leads the implementation of the new pharmacy program in the School of Health Sciences, as part of the suite of new health professional programs launched in 2023. 

 

Lucy Jellema headshot

Lucy Jellema is the Educational Developer, Equity in the PVCESE division. She has a background in teaching and developing professional learning across a range of educational and corporate settings. Lucy completed her Master's in Inclusive Education at UNSW and has a passion for accessibility and inclusion within all levels of education. She loves opportunities to support professionals to develop their teaching pedagogy and presentation skills to maximise engagement and retention. She is a member of the Start@Uni project, Diversify and TED COP to engage with the wider UNSW community. Her key purpose is to make positive and meaningful changes to both teaching staff and students at UNSW.

Advanced Inclusive Teaching Practices

Advanced Inclusive Teaching Practices

Presented by Prof. Terry Cumming (ADA), Ms Katrina Blazek (Medicine & Health) & Lucy Jellema (PVCESE)
Two sessions available: 1pm Thursday 20 June & 10am Thursday 27 June

Join Terry Cumming (Deputy Head of School and Professor in ADA), Katrina Blazek (Lecturer in Medicine and Health) and Lucy Jellema for a Lightning Workshop on inclusive teaching. There will be time to share expertise, learn new strategies and reflect upon how you could implement it in your course or in individual lessons. There will be a range of teaching strategies explored, so all teaching staff (including sessional and casual staff) can benefit from this session.

This workshop is aimed at teaching staff with considerable experience in inclusive teaching.

Register for session

 

Speakers
Prof. Terry Cumming headshot

Prof. Terry Cumming is a Professor of Special Education and Deputy Head of School Learning and Teaching in the School of Education. Her teaching and research are focused on improving the lives of neurodiverse people, especially in the area of access to education. Current research areas include Universal Design for Learning, school connectedness, and wraparound systems of support. She is the Academic Lead Education of the UNSW Disability Innovation Institute, a Scientia Education Academy Fellow, and a co-founder of Diversified.

 

Katrina Blazek headshot

Katrina Blazek is a Lecturer in Health Data Science, dedicated to fostering a student-centred learning environment in biostatistics courses in the School of Population Health. She recognises that students have unique needs and learning styles and tailors her instruction to accommodate diverse learning approaches. Whether teaching in traditional face-to-face settings, synchronous online classrooms, or asynchronous online modules, Katrina consistently creates equitable learning opportunities that meet students where they are at. Her commitment to sustainable teaching practices ensures that her instruction not only imparts knowledge but also cultivates lasting problem-solving skills and a deep understanding of biostatistics.

 

Lucy Jellema headshot

Lucy Jellema is the Educational Developer, Equity in the PVCESE division. She has a background in teaching and developing professional learning across a range of educational and corporate settings. Lucy completed her Master's in Inclusive Education at UNSW and has a passion for accessibility and inclusion within all levels of education. She loves opportunities to support professionals to develop their teaching pedagogy and presentation skills to maximise engagement and retention. She is a member of the Start@Uni project, Diversify and TED COP to engage with the wider UNSW community. Her key purpose is to make positive and meaningful changes to both teaching staff and students at UNSW.

Past events & recordings

Improving Access to Education: Introduction to UNSW’s Gateway Equity Target

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Presented by Prof. Stephen Doherty (ADA) & Lucy Jellema (PVCESE)

Stephen Doherty (Associate Dean and Co-Chair of the GET SSWG*) and Lucy Jellema (Educational Developer, Equity) explored UNSW’s commitment to improving access to education for students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. This session included information and a range of hands-on activities to help develop participant's understanding of the target and how it impacts their pedagogy.

*GET SSWG: Gateway Equity Target, Student Support Working Group

Speakers
Prof. Stephen Doherty headshot

Prof. Stephen Doherty is the Associate Dean (Education) and leads the education portfolio across the Faculty Arts, Design and Architecture. He is a future-focussed academic leader with a HASS and STEM background, he brings strategic and operational leadership for effective and sustainable technology-enhanced educational innovation, rich and rewarding student experiences, and recognised educational excellence built on a foundation of inclusive and high-performance people and culture. He is the co-chair of the Gateway Equity Target Student Support Working Group and has led meaningful change across all components of the target.

 

Lucy Jellema headshot

Lucy Jellema is the Educational Developer, Equity in the PVCESE division. She has a background in teaching and developing professional learning across a range of educational and corporate settings. Lucy completed her Master's in Inclusive Education at UNSW and has a passion for accessibility and inclusion within all levels of education. She loves opportunities to support professionals to develop their teaching pedagogy and presentation skills to maximise engagement and retention. She is a member of the Start@Uni project, Diversify and TED COP to engage with the wider UNSW community. Her key purpose is to make positive and meaningful changes to both teaching staff and students at UNSW.