E&D practice can benefit all students not just those who might be disadvantaged as defined by the
the best diversity approaches are ones that focus on how different all students are. An inclusive approach to learning and teaching can challenge students in ways that help them to succeed as students and as graduates;
E&D is the responsibility of all practitioners whatever their teaching or other duties. An approach informed by E&D can improve the practice of all involved in designing, delivering and reviewing programmes. Adopting inclusive practice can alleviate the risk that tutors might be barriers to successfullyembedding E&D by bringing any unconscious prejudices to their practice;
no single size fits all: the guide is seeking to make suggestions rather than prescribe.It is aiming to equip practitioners with a toolkit from which they can draw as required. Strategies for embedding E&D will vary depending on types of institution, specific staff expertise and student backgrounds, and the type of programme.
vary the curriculum, vary the teaching, vary the assessment to ensure diverse options and a diverse experience for all students.
1. Introduction: equality, diversity and the classics practitioner 3
2. Equality, diversity and ‘classics’ 4
3. Curriculum-wide approaches 5
4. In – and beyond – the classroom 6
5. Assessing students 7
6. Case studies 8
6.1 Non-traditional assessments and student-staff projects 8
6.2: Peer assisted learning in Classics and Ancient History 9
6.3 The Body, physical difference and disability in ancient Greece 10
6.4 Slavery in ancient Rome 12