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‘IDEAS’ : Developing a ‘travelling companion’ model of inclusive curriculum development


Inclusive curriculum development in Higher Education is increasingly witnessing the development of institutional inclusive curriculum frameworks and toolkits. This short paper introduces one such framework recently developed at a modern university in the South East of England. The IDEAS model (Inclusive learning and teaching, Digital inclusion, Employability learning, assessment for learning, Sustainability mindset) involves a range of distinctive features in both design and scope, and was likewise co-created by colleagues working in the educational development and access and participation domains of academic practice. In a discussion structured by the stages of a traditional quest narrative, the paper relates the genesis, development and early implementation of the IDEAS model and draws attention to some of its distinctive emphases as well as its points of correspondence with wider sectoral initiatives on inclusive curriculum development.

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Dalrymple, Roger
Pritchard, Jane
Potter, Jackie
Kitchener, Mary
Beer, Nicola

Oxford Brookes departments

School of Education, Humanities and Languages
OCAED - Oxford Centre for Academic Enhancement and Development


Year of publication: 2023
Date of RADAR deposit: 2024-05-02

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