Promoting inclusive assessment and teaching globally

A new book edited by Dr Eleni Meletiadou explores how educational institutions are improving the student experience and promoting lifelong learning and social justice in education.

Date: 7 April 2022

A new book from London Met’s Dr Eleni Meletiadou strives to promote the importance of global inclusive assessment and teaching, giving an understanding to educators and faculty of the negative effect uniform assessment and teaching strategies have on a diverse body of students.

Covering topics such as equitable design, ethnic preferential policies, and multilingual perspectives, this book brings together scholars, researchers, and practitioners in the field of inclusive assessment and social networks from the UK, Greece, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Russia, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta, Romania, Albania, Australia, South Africa, the USA, India, and Mexico.

Inclusivity is a crucial factor in assessment design as fair assessment must reflect the needs of a diverse student body. Assessment practices should also be culturally inclusive and supportive to all students while considering the needs of learners with disabilities and specific learning difficulties.

Educational Institutions nowadays tend to promote wider participation as the diversity of student populations has increased and has led educators to consider inclusive teaching, assessment, and learning as the key solution to enabling successful integration of their diverse cohorts. Of course, this has created additional moral and legal dimensions for all stakeholders. Educators should therefore raise their awareness of the biases, hopes, stances, perceptions, and values that they bring as they assume their teaching responsibilities which expect them to use assessment to promote student learning.

This book explores how to plan, design, and deliver teaching, learning, and assessment experiences that embrace diversity and involve all learners in successful learning enabling them to reach their full potential. It intends to help educators reflect on their teaching and assessment practices and take their students’ individual needs, tastes, and special skills into consideration in their attempt to allow all learners to succeed promoting an inclusive curriculum that develops educators’ self-confidence and skills fostering educational institution-wide organisational initiatives.

Dr Eleni Meletiadou is the Chair of the European Association of Educational Assessment (AEA-Europe) Inclusive Assessment Special Interest Group, the Conference Track Chair of the British Academy of Management (BAM) Knowledge and Learning Special Interest Group, and the European Academy of Management (EURAM) Doctoral Accelerator Mentor.

Handbook of Research on Policies and Practices for Assessing Inclusive Teaching and Learning is available from IGI Global.