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Barriers for all?: Disabled and nondisabled student learning and assessment experiences at one UK University

Madriaga, Manuel, Hanson, Katie, Heaton, Caroline, Kay, Helen, Newitt, Sarah and Walker, Ann (2009) Barriers for all?: Disabled and nondisabled student learning and assessment experiences at one UK University. In: Degrees of Independence: Providing inclusive learning in Higher Education, 16th - 17th April 2009, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK. (Unpublished)

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This paper presents findings from a systematic survey of disabled and nondisabled students (N = 484) regarding their learning and assessment experiences at one UK higher education institution. This study builds upon previous work in the sector, utilising a research instrument employed by Healey, Bradley, Fuller and Hall (2006). It sought evidence to inform inclusive policy and practice for the benefit of all students, disabled or nondisabled. In offering further insight into the disabled student learning experience, the findings suggest that disabled and nondisabled students experience similar difficulties and barriers that have been discounted in previous studies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: The idea for the conference arose from a Teaching Quality Enhancement Fund (TQEF) research project in the School of Human and Health Sciences on ‘Enhancing transitions for disabled students’. The project had funding for dissemination, and it was decided that a vibrant, student-centred event for disabled students would be in keeping with the spirit of the project. Working closely with the University of Huddersfield Students’ Union, a two day event was planned, to provide opportunities for student-only space as well as for students to present academic papers alongside staff. The first day was student-led event, and the second a more traditional academic conference, sharing the same themes and concerns. In keeping with the aim of the conference, the TQEF funding was used to provide free places for students (and their personal assistants) and also free accommodation, to allow students from outside the region to attend
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2010 13:03
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 22:06


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