Especially at these times it is essential that we all take care of the safe space of all the members of our community - that of our own, and that of everybody else. A wellbeing content page by the Oasis of Radical Wellbeing team.
Inclusive interaction is essential at times of crisis
Strategy project Oasis of Radical Wellbeing has published material to support teaching and learning. The sites concentrate supporting the important and topical themes of wellbeing in teaching, how to support students sense of community and belonging and inclusive teaching practices.
Oasis of Radical Wellbeing is a project at Aalto University, aiming to enhance holistic wellbeing for the whole Aalto community. Oasis wants to reach all Aalto students, staff and faculty, teachers and researchers. Oasis promotes wellbeing expertise and research-based information about wellbeing. Oasis aims to develop the wellbeing of all members of the Aalto community.
Inclusive teaching practices are inseparable from high quality teaching practices, so inclusive teaching affects all aspects of a course and learning experience.
Central to community and inclusion is that the community members feel accepted and valued as themselves. Belonging to a study community means gaining experiences of the relevance of studies and identification with the student community. The sense of belonging is unique and can only be triggered if students identify themselves with the community. That is why it is important to think how to create and promote the sense of inclusion in your teaching.