Students as producers and active partners in enhancing equality and diversity: ‘culturosity’ at Canterbury Christ Church University

Lech, K., Hoople, L., Abiker, K., Mitchell, M. and Mooney, P. (2017) Students as producers and active partners in enhancing equality and diversity: ‘culturosity’ at Canterbury Christ Church University. Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change, 3 (2). ISSN 2055-4990.

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Abstract

Equality and diversity of truths, of opportunity, of outcome, of dignity and of identities lie at the heart of the idea of university (Wolff, 1992, p. 68). However, despite the fact that the UK ‘has well-established equality law and practice’ and the Equality Act 2010 requires universities to implement changes that protect their students and employees from various forms and effects of discrimination, ‘inequality remains, albeit often in more complex and subtle forms than have been understood before’, argues David Ruebain (2012, p. 3).

This study contributes to the discussion about equality and diversity practices in the university context by proposing strategies to embed into students’ learning community equality and diversity and subsequent graduate attributes. The case study is the Culturosity Project: an equality and diversity training initiative co-created by Dr Kasia Lech and a group of final-year students and graduates from Drama and Performing Arts programmes and delivered – as a Canterbury Christ Church University Partners in Learning project – to L4 and foundation-year students. The project was first delivered in 2015 and has now become part of student induction at the CCCU Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Equality; Diversity; Induction; Employability
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC0065 Social aspects of education > LC0189 Educational sociology
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC0065 Social aspects of education > LC0189 Educational sociology > LC0212 Discrimination in education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC0065 Social aspects of education > LC0215 Community and the school > LC0237 College-university and the community
L Education > LF Individual institutions (Europe) > LF0014 Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1600 Drama
P Language and Literature > PR English Literature > PR0621 Drama
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Music and Performing Arts
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Depositing User: Dr Kasia Lech
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2018 14:38
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 18:00
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/16859

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