If you have tried-and-tested tips on inclusive teaching, please let CeTTL know, so that we can share good practice!

If you are interested in learning more about inclusive teaching and learning, there is a paper on this topic, TERTL505, offered as part of the PGCert in Tertiary Teaching and Learning. For further details, please contact cettladmin@waikato.ac.nz.

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Te Ao Māori and Modern Learning Pedagogy from CORE Education Digital Media on Vimeo.

Research on inclusive teaching at the University of Waikato

McNamara, B., Morgan, T., & Jolley, A. (2021). Learning from Australasian examples: Supporting inclusive teaching in the Waikato context (Summer Scholar Research Project).

Other inclusive teaching and learning resources


Ambrose, S.A., Bridges, M.W., Di Pietro, M., Lovett, M.C., Norman, M.K., & Mayer, R.E. (2010). How learning works: Seven research-based principles for smart teachingJohn Wiley & Sons. (Chapter 6 is especially relevant)

Basit, T., & Tomlinson, S. (2012). Social inclusion and higher education. Bristol, England: Policy Press.

Brown, N. (Ed.). (2021). Lived experiences of ableism in academia: Strategies for inclusion in higher educationPolicy Press.

Burke, P., Crozier, G. & Misiaszek, L. (2017). Changing pedagogical spaces in higher education: Diversity, inequalities and misrecognition. Abingdon-on-Thames, England: Routledge.

Burghstahler, S. (Ed.). (2015). Universal design in higher education: From principles to practice (2nd ed.)Harvard Education Press.

Hughes, K. (2016). Encouraging diversity in higher education: Supporting student success. London, England: Routledge.

Rapp, W. H. (2014). Universal design for learning in action: 100 ways to teach all learners. Brookes Publishing.

Articles and reports

Blasco, M. (2015). Making the tacit explicit: Rethinking culturally inclusive pedagogy in international student academic adaptation. Pedagogy, Culture & Society23(1), 85-106.

Garvey, J. C., & Rankin, S. R. (2015). Making the grade? Classroom climate for LGBTQ students across gender conformity. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 52(2), 190-203.

Gin, L.E., Guerrero, F.A., Cooper, K.M., & Brownell, S.E. (2020). Is active learning accessible? Exploring the process of providing accommodations to students with disabilitiesCBE-Life Sciences Education, 19(4), es12.

Marginson, S. (2016). The worldwide trend to high participation higher education: Dynamics of social stratification in inclusive systems. Higher Education, 72, 413-434.

Mortimore, T. (2013). Dyslexia in higher education: creating a fully inclusive institution. Journal Of Research In Special Educational Needs13(1), 38-47.

Mutanga, O. & Walker, M. (2015). Towards a disability-inclusive higher education policy through the capabilities approach. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 16(4), 501-517.

Nixon, S.A. (2019). The coin model of privilege and critical allyship: Implications for healthBMC Public Health, 19, 1637.

Reinholz, D.L., Stone-Johnstone, A., White, I., Sianez, L.M., & Shah, N. (2020). A pandemic crash course: Learning to teach equitably in synchronous online classesCBE-Life Sciences Education, 19(4), ar60.

Schinske, J.N., Perkins, H., Snyder, A., & Wyer, M. (2016). Scientist spotlight homework assignments shift students’ stereotypes of scientists and enhance science identity in a diverse introductory science classCBE-Life Sciences Education, 15(3), 1-18.

Testa, D., & Egan, R. (2014). Finding voice: the higher education experiences of students from diverse backgrounds. Teaching In Higher Education19(3), 229-241.

Thomas, L., & May, H. (2010). Inclusive learning and teaching in higher education.


CORE Education. (n.d.). Playlist: culturally responsive practice. EdTalks.

Crenshaw, K. (2016, December 7). The urgency of intersectionality. YouTube.

Ohio State Office of Diversity and Inclusion. (2020, May 11). Pronouns: What they are and why they matter. YouTube.

University of Canterbury Pacific Development Team. (2017, Mar. 30). Definition of ‘success’ through Pasifika student perspectives. YouTube.


CORE Education. (2021). Cultural capability. (make sure to scroll down to ‘Learning Kete’)

Ministry of Education Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga. (2018). Tapasā: Cultural competencies framework for Teachers of Pacific learners.

Ministry of Education Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga. (2021). Inclusive Education.(Mostly focused on school-level education, but includes guides and resources that can be easily applied to tertiary contexts)

Project Implicit. (2011). Implicit association test.

University of Tennessee Knoxville Center for Teaching & Learning Innovation. (n.d.). Developing a trauma responsive classroom.

University of Westminster Centre for Education and Teaching Innovation. (n.d.). Decolonising the curriculum toolkit.

Victoria University of Wellington. (n.d.). A guide to teaching Māori content in university courses.