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Inclusion & Diversity

CoP Inclusion and diversity

In a blended curriculum, the challenge of equally including all students is even greater than in a face-to-face environment. With this community, we want to increase our understanding of how hybrid learning and inclusion affect each other. By making explicit that students have different backgrounds and various needs. Careful design and management of educational processes is essential to ensure that all students feel included.


Carole Fuller
Carole Fuller

Carole Fuller - Chair
Carole Fuller is a lecturer in the Language and Linguistics department of the Faculty of Arts. With a background in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Carole now specializes in teaching English for Academic Purposes. In addition, Carole has a strong interest in topics related to the inclusive international classroom and is working closely with the UG’s EQUIPPING team to deliver professionalization workshops around these themes.  

Carole's focus at TAG is on continuing to develop a community of teachers and staff dedicated to creating and supporting inclusive projects across all faculties.


Meet the CoP members

Meet our members

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Estelle Meima

Estelle Meima MA (she/her)

Curriculum Developer

Expertise: Internationalization of Higher education, inclusive international classrooms, English as a second language, EQUIPPING.

Email: e.j.meima rug.nl


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Dr. Iain Johnston-White

Dr. Iain Johnston-White

Education Advisor - Educational Support & Innovation (ESI)

Expertise: Course design, blended & active learning, ESI “embedded expert” at the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Philosophy.


Email: i.e.johnston-white rug.nl


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Rina Fokel de Vries

Rina Fokel de Vries, MSc, MA, SF HEA (they/them)

Educational Development Officer Diversity and Inclusion

Expertise: Internationalisation of higher education, inclusive teaching and learning, and intercultural communication in the international classroom.

Email: r.f.de.vries rug.nl


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Dr. Līga Kļaviņa

Dr. Līga Kļaviņa

Lecturer/Researcher at Department of Psychology, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences

Expertise: Intergroup prejudice and gender, diversity, inclusion and accessibility in teaching and learning, academic learning communities, beginning teacher professionalization.
Email: l.klavina rug.nl


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Dr. Mando Rachovitsa

Dr. Mando Rachovitsa 

Assistant professor in International Law, Faculty of Law 

Expertise: International law, human rights law, law & tech, Third World approaches.

Email: a.rachovitsa rug.nl


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Sepideh Yousefzadeh

Sepideh Yousefzadeh

Campus Fryslan

Expertise: Decolonizing classroom and education, emotional wellbeing, diversity and intersectionality.

Email: s.yousefzadeh rug.nl 


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Dr. Charlotte Knowles

Dr. Charlotte Knowles

Assistant professor in Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy 

Expertise: Feminist philosophy, phenomenology, complicity, responsibility, freedom.

Email: c.e.knowles rug.nl


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Dr. Julia Martínez-Ariño

Dr. Julia Martínez-Ariño

Comparative Study of Religion

Expertise: Sociology of religion, secularism, religious diversity, urban religion, nonreligion and apostasy.

Email: j.martinez.arino rug.nl


CoP I&D Collaboration with Stellenbosch University

Several members of the CoP Diversity & Inclusion are engaged in online workshops with partners at Stellenbosch University (SU) as part of this wider collaboration with a focus on inclusion, diversity and internationalization. The Strategic Partnership Framework is an initiative in which the UG strives for closer collaboration with nine renowned and multidisciplinary partner universities from outside Europe. SU is extra important because it is seen as a stepping stone to the rest of the continent, which ties in with the sub-Saharan Africa Strategy of the UG that was launched in June. The first two sessions were held in June and October 2022 on sharing inclusive education practices from both universities and internationalising course design. Summaries are provided here.


Flowchart

Flowchart
Find out more about what the Community of Practice Inclusion and Diversity are currently working on.
Read the Flowchart

white paper

White Paper
Discover the key findings of the current research on blended learning for inclusivity.
Read the White Paper


More information & participation
Do you have a question or would you like to actively participate in this community? Please contact the Chair, Carole Fuller, through c.e.fuller rug.nl.

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