Diversifying the Curriculum

Activity: Other


The NTUTORR fellowship programme is an innovative collaboration across the Technological Higher Education sector to transform the student experience.
As part of this project, up to 100 'Students as Partners in Innovation and Change' fellowships were made available in order to provide an opportunity for students and staff to collaborate on small scale enhancement projects that will have an immediate impact on the student experience. Up to €5,000 was made available to support each project.
Drs Christa de Brún and Jenny O'Connor are delighted to be awarded funding for their project entitled 'Diversifying the Curriculum'. Diversifying the curriculum is about being more accurate, more inclusive, and more interculturally responsive in our approach to teaching and learning. It is not about forcing one ideological perspective on students but rather about telling both sides of the story and acknowledging the danger of the single story (Adichie 2009). It is not about the token inclusion of BAME writers, but an underlying transformation from a culture of denial and exclusion to a consideration of different traditions of knowledge. To diversify our curriculum is to challenge power relations and call for deeper thinking about the content of our courses and how we teach them.
Period21 Mar 2023
Held atTechnological Higher Education Association, Ireland
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • curriculum
  • diversity
  • equality
  • inclusion