1 Key Concepts

About this Module

In the following short video we explain what is the purpose of this Module and what you can expect to learn in it:

The purpose of this Module is to introduce the participant to key concepts in relation to inclusive student engagement and to place these in the context of their own HE institution. Therefore, learning activities are chosen to obtain further knowledge about the key concepts of student engagement (formal & informal); potential  obstacles to making student engagement more inclusive; and putting this knowledge and understanding in the context of their own institution (referring primarily to the InclusiPHE Self-assessment & Action Plans). 

Intended Learning Outcomes of module 1:

  • Understand how your own HE  institution functions in all areas relevant for teaching & learning and student life  
  • Outline the policies, structures and practices affecting student engagement in your HE institution  
  • Analyse the existing structures, policies and practices of SE in your institutional context, using the InclusiPHE self-assessment tool 
  • Re-evaluate the existing diversity concepts in terms of relevance and appropriateness 
  • Identify how existing structures, policies and practices within your institution could be improved (by using the InclusiPHE Action Planning)
  • Identify different kinds of SE: formal/informal 
  • Learn about different inclusive practices in student engagement 
  • Identify different possibilities of inclusive engagement in formal and informal settings 
  • Connecting the ‘form’ of student engagement with the kind of support that should be given 
  • Know about different areas of student support 
  • Identify the concrete kind of student support areas 
  • Develop action plans depending on the support area in formal and informal settings 
  • Identify when student engagement is not inclusive and identify in what aspects is not inclusive 
  • Develop skills that help students become more inclusive 
  • Identify what barriers students are facing (in student engagement) due to their different backgrounds 
  • Integrate different concepts of diversity to identify new barriers related to intersectionality 
  • Identify the challenges and potential solutions