Course Overview

Participants will understand Oriel Square’s ‘Five Aspects of Representation’ and learn how to use them to prioritise intersectionality when creating educational content or adapting existing materials.

Develop the tools to navigate the equity, diversity and inclusion space with more confidence and understanding of representation in the context of educational content development.

Key Information

  • Price: £450 + VAT
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Format: The course will run in person from 9am to 4pm

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  • Wed, 3 July 2024 at 9:00am to Wed, 3 July 2024 at 4:00pm
  • Wed, 11 September 2024 at 9:00am to Wed, 11 September 2024 at 4:00pm
  • Anyone developing products and services for education
  • Product and innovation managers
  • Educators creating or adapting educational resources

By the end of this course you will have:

  • understood Oriel Square’s Five Aspects ‘Specs’ of Representation and how to use them to prioritise intersectionality
  • identified problematic stereotypes and how to avoid them
  • learnt what authentic representation is and how it is achieved
  • learnt about the benefits of inclusive and representative educational content
  • assessed educational materials using the Five Aspects ‘Specs’ of Representation and identified how to make them more inclusive
  • learnt the skills to assess products and content through an intersectional lens and navigate the ‘EDI space’ with more confidence
  • the tools to create your action plan for adapting your educational content

This course has been designed by Imaan Munir, Oriel Square’s Project Editor and Inclusion Lead.

The course will give participants the space to think creatively about navigating the EDI space, and provide the tools to start making essential changes to their educational content. This course is designed to provide clarity on a complex topic and give participants a greater understanding of the pitfalls and priorities in inclusion initiatives.

You will have an engaging in-person and collaborative learning experience, with access to follow-up advice. 

Where: This is an in-person course delivered at Oriel Square’s Regency-style office in central Oxford: 29 Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2NP.

How to find us: We are a ten-minute walk from Oxford train station. The nearest car parks are St Giles, Gloucester Green and Worcester St.

If you have accessibility requirements, please let us know. Please be aware that there are two flights of stairs to access the venue.

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