Challenges and opportunities for disabled students:
- Large, old heavy doors
Sixth Form College a spring-board into university life
- Provision of laptops and software
- Better in North America with more discussion instead of note taking in lectures
- Losing paperwork (the institution, not the student with the specifics of their declared disability) - too often occurs
- A long-winded process
Crowded Power Point slides - often cited as a problem - all students would benefit from simplified and more considered use of 'death by Power Point'.
Speed of delivery by lecturers - accents, always too fast - cited as a problem several times
Libraries and books on shelves - a thing of the past? (personally I used to enjoy using a library as a plsce to research and twke notes - like going to church to pray - it puts you in the required frame of mind.
Provision of pre-lecture notes
- Talking facing the board - students should leave feedback motes in order to get lectures to change their ways. Why is their no formal teaching qualification at Tertiary Level?
- Huge reading list - lazy pedagogy?
Noise and seating arrangements
- Finding out about services by accident
- Providing details on enrolement that are lost or forgotten
- Need for own, not shared room/accommodation.
- Defining boundaries NOT making them looser.
Lecture sheets that aren't precise - sloppiness
New commentThere is really not a lot that is truly better in North America.
New commentThis was in relation to students with dyslexia on a sandwich course prefering the more frequent open dialogue rather than heavy duty note taking in lectures.