Advanced Strategies

Vary Course Content

Curriculum choices can carry implicit messages about whose knowledge is valued. By varying content emphases, examples, perspectives, scholars, and illustrations, educators can promote a sense of belonging among students who may not see their experiences reflected in courses.

Including content by a variety of authors can improve student learning outcomes, such as critical thinking and appreciation of differences. It may also help students see the breadth of academic disciplines and understand the range of people who contribute to our learning.