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Learning and Teaching Handbook

3.12.1 : Resources for Inclusive Curriculum Design

The following web resources provide useful guidance on inclusive curriculum design and development and associated equality and diversity issues. They may be read in context with the University’s guidance notes on inclusive curriculum design and development.

General advice and guidance

  • Teaching for Inclusion in Higher Education: A Guide to Practice – Queen’s University, Belfast

  • Teaching for Inclusion – University of North Carolina (part 1 is applicable beyond the US context)

  • Inclusive Curriculum Design – Higher Education Academy (contains both generic and subject-specific advice, the latter for a range of subjects)


  • Inclusive Teaching Practice – Durham University

  • Guidance on accessibility issues in relation to fieldtrips – Durham University

  • Readability of teaching materials – Durham University

  • Guidance from the Geography Discipline Network on inclusive curriculum design ( – presents guidance in relation to a range of disabilities, most relevant for Geography but also applicable to other disciplines.

International Students

Higher Education Academy resources on Teaching International Students – contains an array of guidance on how to support international students in a range of teaching contexts and in relation to assessment and feedback.

Assessment and Feedback