Instructor Video Discussion Questions

The complete list of the reflection questions embedded in the ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ instructor videos is provided below:

Video 1

  • What is Cindi worried about when she is considering her course preparation for accommodating students in placement?
  • How might the lived experiences of instructors shape their approach to inclusive teaching?
  • What do you think about George and Tyra’s response to Cindi’s concerns? How do we support colleagues in designing and delivering inclusive and accessible placement courses?
  • What training is available for tenure/contract instructors at your institution on inclusion, accessibility and/or universal design learning? What new or alternative resources would you like to see put in place?
  • What social and systemic barriers are instructors navigating when seeking to teach more inclusively?

Video 2       

  • Reflect on how Cindi and Gemma discuss their accommodation needs. What did you like about how the process they used? What would you have done differently and why?
  • Recognizing that placement environments are diverse as are disabilities, identify some of the more prevalent accommodation needs for disabled students in your program? What resources and supports might be needed to support other disabilities?

Video 3

  • Reflect on Cindi and June’s interaction. How do you think you would react in this situation? How might Cindi and June have responded differently?
  • What are the intersecting oppressions that students navigate in the placement environments offered in your program? What is the instructor’s role in supporting students navigating these oppressions?
  • How does the placement institution’s commitment to their clients interact with the student’s accommodation needs in the placement contexts where you work?

Video 4

  • Reflect on Cindi and Gemma’s interaction in this scenario. What made the interaction productive and what impediments were making their working together more challenging?
  • How can you organize your placement to better support disabled students?
  • Describe any limits that an instructor might encounter when seeking to support a disabled student in placement in your context.

Video 5

  • If you teach in a professional program, what implicit assumptions and barriers are in place that shape our perceptions of practitioners required physical and mental abilities?
  • Do the learning objectives of your placement program reflect these assumptions? Is this necessary or not?
  • At your institution, what is the process for a disabled student who requires a new or modified accommodation later in the placement process?
  • Reflect on Cindi and June’s interaction. How do you think you would react in this situation? How might Cindi and June have responded differently?
  • Whose responsibility is it to resolve this challenge of conflicting rights in the placement?

Video 6

  • At your institution, what is the process for a disabled student who requires a new or modified accommodation later in the placement process?
  • Reflect on the interaction between Cindi and Claire. What did you like about it? And what would you have done differently?

Video 7

  • At your institution, what are the possibilities and limitations of an instructor making adaptations to respond to an individual student’s learning needs?
  • If you were Cindi, how would you feel after this interaction?
  • How common is it to see professional practitioners with physical and/or mental disabilities in your context? How might increasing representations amongst instructors and supervisors benefit disabled (and non-disabled) students?

Video 8

  • What other resources exist for instructors who are struggling to accommodate students with disabilities?
  • What is the outcome of Claire’s placement?
  • How might a disabled student succeed in placement without registered accommodations in place?

 

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