Throughout the Semester

  1. Use non-discriminatory, non-stereotypical images and texts in your course materials. Contextualize images and texts that contain discriminatory and/or stereotypical content. 
  2. Include examples from different contexts to establish a connection to students from different backgrounds. 
  3. Make sure you use a variety of methods and use participatory and engaging methods (e.g. small groups, buzz groups) to involve everyone and to give everyone the opportunity to actively participate.
  4. Make sure that speaking time in the course is balanced.
  5. Use the two-senses principle so that students with disabilities have the opportunity to access course content through spoken and/or written language (e.g. provide a written description of images).
  6. Establish a quiet learning environment, repeat important contributions, do not speak too quickly, and face your students so that those with disabilities or those for whom the course language is not their first language can follow well.
  7. Openly address conflicts, discriminatory remarks, etc. that happen in the course.

Useful approaches and tips for engaging and involving everyone can be found in the overview »Es reden immer die Gleichen? 17 Anregungen für Lehrende« in the FU Berlin’s »Toolbox für Gender und Diversity in der Lehre«.