The Embedding Equality and Diversity in the Curriculum (EEDC) project is funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) to offer support to Scottish HEIs in the context of the increasing diversity of the student body and strengthening of legislative duties to proactively promote equality, eliminate discrimination and foster good relations. All of this calls for a re-examination of the management, design and delivery of learning, teaching and assessment so as to incorporate (rather than add on) equality and diversity.
We support EEDC through engagement with HEIs, the commissioning of research, the production of frameworks and toolkits and the curating of resources.
- Equality and diversity in learning and teaching in HE - compendium of papers: compendium of practice from Equality Challenge Unit and Higher Education Academy's joint conferences on equality and diversity in learning and teaching. Comprises introduction and summary with relevant theory, plus nine papers of good practice.
- Whose Job is it Anyway? Analysis of approaches to tackling gender imbalances at the subject level in Scotland’s colleges and universities: report mapping the current approaches being utilised to tackle gender imbalances in Scotland's colleges and universities, analysing what works and offering ways forward.
- Equality and diversity in learning and teaching in Scottish universities - trends, perspectives and opportunities: research publication on the current trends and opportunities for the further development of equality and diversity in learning and teaching. This publication is accompanied by two responses (by Equality Challenge Unit and Universities Scotland).
- EEDC model for learning and teaching practitioners: a tool to support change in practice on the level of classroom, module and programme of study, considering EEDC through the lens of curriculum design, delivery and assessment.
- EEDC self-evaluation frameworks: the self-evaluation framework is for individuals, departments or whole institutions to use as benchmarking and development tools.
- Inclusive learning and teaching in higher education: a synthesis of research: a synthesis of research reports and research findings on inclusive learning and teaching, considering implications for policy and key stakeholders.
- Video interviews:
- Building inclusivity: engagement, community and belonging in the classroom: four video interviews with experts on inclusion in the classroom.
- Higher education and social mobility: a student’s perspective: the HEA hosted a student jury in its 2013 conference to review the evidence and to assess the contribution of HE providers in improving social mobility in the UK. This video highlights aspects of this work.
- EEDC lunchbyte series: webinars on and around EEDC including the legal background for embedding equality and diversity in the curriculum, practical examples for its implementation, inclusive technology, and student engagement and equality and diversity.
- Implementing change and embedding equality and diversity in the curriculum: a webinar highlighting the work of the eight Scottish colleges and four Scottish universities involved in the programme to develop an inclusive culture within their institutions and further embed equality and diversity in the curriculum and learning environment.
- Discipline specific guides: objective and practicable guidance for disciplines on how to support academics in embedding equality and diversity in their learning, teaching and assessment practices so as to create learning and teaching experiences and environments that enable all students to reach their potential, to feel included in their learning journeys, and to become diversity competent.
- Developmental guides: short guides to support the higher education sector to think creatively about inclusive curriculum design from a generic as well as subject or disciplinary perspective.
- Developing an inclusive culture in higher education: final report: the final report on the HEA’s change programme: developing an inclusive culture.
- Embedding equality and diversity in the curriculum: lessons from Scotland’s colleges: a report into the outcome of a one-year project facilitated by Scotland’s Colleges and aimed at further embedding equality and diversity in the college sector.