This guide is intended to help introduce faculty to up-to-date OWU Library resources on inclusive pedagogy. Whether you are hoping to learn some of the basic terminology you may hear in meetings, see a selection of recent scholarly articles, or pick up a book on the topic, hopefully this guide will be able to direct you to resources that can help you better understand inclusive pedagogy.
Below, we have a set of terms you may see or hear regularly in that literature or in on-campus discussions. We've offered brief definitions of those terms, but if there are others that you would like us to add, please reach out to Calvin Cleary.
"A philosophy of teaching that provides equal opportunities for all students to have a successful learning experience." (Dewsbury, 2017)
Learn about your students' lives.
Make learning communal.
Avoid singling out struggling students for 'special' work.
Dewsbury, B. M. (2017). On faculty development of STEM inclusive teaching practices. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 364(18). https://doi.org/10.1093/femsle/fnx179
Spratt, J., Florian, L. (2015) Inclusive pedagogy: From learning to action. Supporting each individual in the context of ‘everybody’. Teaching and Teacher Education. 49. 89-96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2015.03.006
"Implicit biases are automatic associations with social groups. They are considered biases because different associations are linked via social stereotypes to different groups. Even though an association between a group and stereotyped concepts does not imply intentional animosity, implicit biases have been theorized to be a source of (perhaps unintentional) discriminatory treatment." (Vuletich & Payne, 2019)
Broaden your horizons.
It's not about blame.
Be aware of your biases.
Applebaum, B. (2021). Remediating Campus Climate: Implicit Bias Training is Not Enough. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 38(2), 129-141. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11217-018-966-1
Holroyd, J. (2012). Responsibility for Implicit Bias. Journal of Social Philosophy, 43(3). https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9833.2012.01565.x
Vuletich, H. A., Payne, B. K. (2019). Stability and Change in Implicit Bias. Psychological Science, 30(6), 854-862. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797619844270
"In person-first language, the person is emphasized, not the individual’s disabling or chronic condition." (APA Publication Manual, 136)
"In identity-first language, the disability becomes the focus, which allows the individual to claim the disability and choose their identity rather than permitting others to name it or to select terms with negative implications." (APA Publication Manual, 136)
People are not a monolith.
Mix it up.
American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000