We aim to offer an inclusive and accessible learning environment for all our students. The School constantly monitors and reviews its academic provision in light of the guidelines provided by the Quality Assurance Agency.
In line with University practice, the School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures has appointed a Teachability Co-ordinator: Dr John Ardila (DHT 12.09) firstname.lastname@example.org
All Schools need to evaluate the accessibility of the curriculum to disabled students, and to identify and implement changes to practice in order to avoid teaching and learning practices being barriers to disabled students participating fully in academic life. Where Schools have already carried out a review they will need to continue to review their teaching, learning and assessment in relation to the needs of disabled students, and to implement the findings of their review. We are describing these activities as ‘Teachability’.
School Teachability co-ordinators are responsible for taking a lead on Teachability work within their School, including engaging in activities at College and University level to monitor progress and share good practice. The School Teachability co-ordinator is responsible for the regular auditing of the School’s programmes and facilities accessibility to students with impairments, and to seek to implement the recommendations resulting from these audits. The School Teachability Coordinator welcomes and encourages any comments on teachability from staff or from students with a disability.
University applicants are asked to disclose any disabilities in their UCAS application. If you have a disability but have not disclosed it, you should contact the University Disability Office without delay. Likewise, if you develop an impairment, you should also contact the Disability Office. http://www.disability-office.ed.ac.uk/ If you have a disability, we would ask and encourage you to contact the School Teachability Co-ordinator whenever you want to discuss or express any concerns regarding your participation in academic life. Any feedback from you is always welcomed and most appreciated.
UCAS distinguishes the following categories of disability (with their codes):
A range of policy documents, including The University’s Disability Equality Scheme and Disability Policy, is available on the Disability Office website.
The School Teachability Committees convened by the School Teachability Coordinator; its members include the School Coordinator of Adjustments and one representative from each of the other five LLC Departments. The current membership consists of:
* Dr John Ardila, School Teachability Coordinator (DELC)
* Dr Keith Hughes, School Coordinator of Adjustments (English Literature)
* Dr Neill Martin, Teachability Rep, Scottish and Celtic Studies
* Dr Andrew Marsham, Teachability Rep, IMES
* Dr Tommy McClellan, Teachability Rep, Asian Studies
Teachability and the Year Abroad
In some degree programmes, students are expected to spend a Year Abroad in the country of the language they study. We make every effort to ensure that all our students choose the best possible placement for their year abroad. Students with a Learning Profile are assisted by means of a set of policies/documents.
Year Abroad Risk Assessment form Template (for all students) Year Abroad Protocol to assist 2nd years
Information on Adjustments and Learning Profiles is available on http://www.disability-office.ed.ac.uk/provision/adjustments/
This article was published on Sep 9, 2013