Inclusive teaching

Kelly Hogan (photo by Vijy Sathy)
Kelly Hogan (photo by Viji Sathy)

Carolina’s innovative learning techniques are featured in a May 6 online article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, “Traditional Teaching May Deepen Inequality. Can a Different Approach Fix It?”

The article features the work of Kelly Hogan, STEM teaching associate professor and assistant dean of instructional innovation in the College of Arts & Sciences, and explains how the university is using innovative, evidence-based teaching methods that close achievement gaps. 

“Inclusive teaching has two main components: putting more structure into a course, giving clear instructions so that all students know what to do before, during, and after class; and thoughtfully facilitating class discussion, so that everyone can participate,” according to the article by writer Beckie Supiano.

“Adding structure to the learning environment,” Hogan says in the article, “can mitigate unfairness, build feelings of inclusion and promote student success.”