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ADCET Webinar: Improving outcomes for dyslexic learners in tertiary education

Event Details
Online Webinar (AEST)
15 September 2021

The Dyslexia-Friendly Quality Mark (DFQM) is a formal, structured, and systematic approach to meet the needs of a group of learners who have traditionally been short-changed in education in New Zealand. The DFQM initiative was funded by New Zealand’s Tertiary Education Commission and led by Ako Aotearoa, New Zealand’s National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence. The DFQM was inspired by a similar initiative in the United Kingdom, but tailored to a New Zealand context.

It is a holistic initiative that promotes the creation of inclusive teaching and learning environments. It is based on a whole-organisation approach to becoming dyslexia-friendly, from board to management to learner-facing staff. The DFQM provides a benchmark for best practice, and organisations with the Quality Mark will be leaders and role models in the field.

In this webinar Annette and Mike will describe the journey in developing the DFQM, and discuss the process towards achieving the Quality Mark. Finally, they will explain the benefits for organisations, educators and learners.

This webinar will interest Tertiary provider staff and anyone with an interest in dyslexia and inclusive education. It is free to attend and it will be live captioned.

For more information on this webinar and how to register, visit the website.


Posted 1 September 2021