Exploring ways in which the Arts could contribute to an inclusive educational experience of students with disabilities within a higher education context

Dr. Nina Du Toit, Cape Peninsula University of Technology

The presentation discusses and illustrates ways in which the Arts (dance, music, drama and visual arts) are used to engage students with disabilities, together with other students, in ongoing art activities. The Arts are used to create "safe" environments, where the two groups of students are able to develop relationships, as well as a mutual understanding and respect.

Precarious spaces or the problem with normal in Higher Education

Dr. Malin Ekström, Uppsala University

Some bodies passes easily through the learning system, while others meets both visible and invisible obstacles, finding it hard to pass those spaces. We therefore need to learn more about how norms, power and relations work to be able to build more inclusive learning environments.

Diversability awareness: Searching for new lines of flight

Leen Thienpondt, Support Center for Inclusive Education (SIHO)
Karen Leyman, Support Center for Inclusive Education (SIHO

SIHO developed a workshop ‘Di(ver)sability awareness’ where we think out of the Deleuzian concept of continuous multiplicity. We work with the ambiguity/multiplicity of disability and create confusion rather than give ‘solutions’ from one perspective. We present our process of working on a culture for inclusion.

A guided tour of the "Mentor´s Handbook - for mentors who support students in Higher Education

Christel Berg, Lund University

A presentation of the "Mentor´s Handbook – for mentors who support students in Higher Education". The booklet was published in the autumn of 2013 and was appreciated as a contribution and tool for the mentoring support in Swedish HE. It describes the mentor’s role and pick up subjects as recommendations for what to think about, and how, when you work as a mentor. It also holds some work material that can be used by the mentor and student in the mentorship.