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Inclusive Teaching

Inclusive teaching means teaching in ways that do not exclude students, accidentally or intentionally, from opportunities to learn. The UW PCE proposes strategies for inclusive teaching and provides resources, examples, and perspectives from students and faculty to help members of the UW PCE teaching community teach more inclusively.

Though many factors play a role in inclusive teaching, it is the instructor who is in the position to make decisions about course content, align the course with larger departmental or disciplinary contexts, and address students’ perceptions that help shape their learning. And most certainly, it is the instructor who has the greatest control over challenging the assumptions on which his or her decisions about teaching are based.

Thus, these pages provide strategies to help instructors take proactive measures to communicate to students that they are welcome in the course and seen as capable, potentially successful learners.

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