Inclusive Teaching Workshop Series Launches

March 15, 2023

The OSUN Developing Teaching Professionals project has launched its spring "Inclusive Teaching Series", hosting its inaugural event at the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) on March 20th. The series brings together colleagues across the OSUN alliance for a series of conversations and teaching development opportunities around inclusive classrooms. Topics include disability, anti-racism and decolonization, inclusion in international learning environments, and student-centered and democratic classrooms. Events are collaborations held at different OSUN campuses and online.

Invited speakers for the inaugural event Disability, Inclusion, and Teaching in Higher Education are Maria Alexandrova (AUBG), Felix Diaz (AUBG), Verónica Moreno Campos (Universitat Jaume I), Natalia Nagyné Nyikes (CEU), and Miklos Zala (CEU). The speakers discuss topics related to disability inclusion and higher education, including understanding principal approaches, teaching strategies in neurodiverse classrooms, case studies, and student perspectives on teaching and diverse abilities.

Workshops later this spring include

  • "Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education Around the World" on April 14, a blended workshop at Universidad de los Andes and online, facilitated by Paula Bibiana García Cardona (UdLA) and Kaitlin Lucas (CEU).
  • "Democratic and Student-Centered Classrooms" on April 24-25 at American University of Central Asia and online
  • "Decolonizing the Curriculum and Anti-racist Pedagogies: Possible Futures for a Global Alliance," tentatively scheduled for May 9-16 online
  • "Elkana Symposium for Reimagining Teaching and Learning" on June 12-14 at CEU and online

More information about the upcoming workshops will be published on the Elkana Center calendar over the coming weeks.