Creating culture of belonging in education

Universities across the world often try to create an inclusive environment where diverse perspectives and experiences are valued irrespective of where they come from.

However, creating such an environment where everyone feels at home and have a scene of belonging requires holistic effort and commitment from both students and the institution itself. Inclusive learning environments not only improve academic performance but also prepare students for a global society. In this piece, we’ll explain strategies for fostering diversity and inclusion in the classroom, thereby promoting a better learning experience for all and sundry.

Strategies for Students

  1. Give support to Peers from Diverse Backgrounds:

    – Be friendly to your peers from underrepresented groups.

    – Try and offer support and resources when needed, and advocate for inclusivity in the classroom.

    – Remember, we all have a role in creating a welcoming environment as human being.


  1. Engaging in Respectful Dialogue:

    – When discussing sensitive topics, approach conversations with respect and openness.

    – Avoid interrupting or dismissing others’ opinions; instead, ask clarifying questions to understand their perspective.

    – Remember, respectful dialogue doesn’t mean avoiding difficult topics; it means tackling them with sensitivity and respect.


  1. Active Listening and Empathy:

    – When engaging with peers from diverse backgrounds, listen attentively to their perspectives and experiences.

    – Try to understand their point of view and acknowledge the emotions behind their words.

    – Research shows that empathetic listening builds trust and strengthens relationships (Source: Harvard Business Review).


  1. Sharing Personal Experiences and Perspectives:

    – Don’t be afraid to share your unique experiences and perspectives in class discussions.

    – Your voice matters, and your contributions can enrich the learning environment.

    – By sharing your story, you can help break down stereotypes and build bridges between different communities.


Embracing diversity and inclusion in the classroom requires effort and commitment from both students and faculty. By implementing these strategies, we can create a more inclusive learning environment that values diverse perspectives and experiences. Remember, inclusive learning environments not only enhance academic performance but also prepare students for a global society. Let’s work together to create a welcoming and inclusive community. That why, at ATAFOM University International, we prioritize offering education for all irrespective of your social or religious affiliation and confirm our president’s emphasis on “education for integration”.


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