AHEAD: Association for Higher Education Access & Disability
Creating inclusive environments in education & employment for people with disabilities.


A Charter for Inclusive Teaching & Learning Symposium Presentations Now Available for Download

The AHEAD Symposium on ‘A Charter For Inclusive Teaching and Learning’ took place in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Tuesday 28th of April 2009 and the aim was to highlight high-quality and effective practices that can be embedded into the delivery of higher education syllabi. The event was a great success and everybody left energised and full of new ideas to bring back to their institutions. AHEAD will now draw up the said charter based on the contribution of the speakers and attendees of the symposium, along with further consultation within the Higher Education sector. The presentations from the event are now available for download by clicking the links below.

Overview of the Bologna Process

  • Mr Gilles Verschoore, Bologna Expert,
    Social Affairs and Disability Officer,
    VVS - National Union of Students in Flanders

Theme 1 Teaching

Theme 2 Learning

  • Dr Jen Harvey, Head of Lifelong Learning, DIT
    Innovations in learning
  • Ms Gillian Boland, Learning Support, IADT
    Study skills: A model of inclusive Practice

Theme 3 Assessment

  • Dr. Peter Cullen, Head of Research and Policy Analysis, HETAC
    Innovations in examination and assessment
  • Dr Geraldine O Neill, Teaching Development Officer & Lecturer in Educational Development, UCD
    Good Practice in Assessment

Theme 4 Quality

  • Professor Alan Hurst. Trustee of Skill, UK and Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, UK
    Innovations and development in quality assurance systems in Higher Education
  • Ms Mary O Grady, Disability Officer, University College Cork
    Quality Assurance in Practice

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