CHEAD: Call for Submissions: Inclusive Learning, Digital Futures - Membership Dissemination Event

“The pandemic has brought the challenges of creating equal access to higher education into sharp focus. Experiences of the digital divide vary widely, and acknowledging these differences is essential to informing interventions and support for both faculty and students. Armed with this experience and lessons learned, universities have a shared responsibility to apply what they have learnt amid the pivot to online learning, to address inequalities and advance access and inclusion wherever possible”.

The key publication Inclusive Practices, Inclusive Pedagogies: Learning from Widening Participation Research in Art and Design Higher Education, edited by Bhagat and O’Neil, argued that genuine widening participation in Art and Design required a radical change in culture in which all participants in HE will need to participate and show a lead. Are we reaching that point yet in HE? Can the sectors experience through the COVID-19 pandemic, with rapid advances in digital technology, be exploited to optimise improvements? Can we expect to see the culture of creative education change in response to the innovations as a result of the rapid shift to digital learning? What can we learn from CHEAD members responding to the inclusive and digital challenge?

Join us to hear from members with examples of inclusive learning and digital practice, developed in response to recent challenges. This will be an opportunity for members to share innovations and insights into inclusive learning and digital practice.