DUN Webinar 02: How do ideals, norms, and practices in teaching contribute to excluding students?

Date: March 3, 2023, 12.30 - 13.45

Venue: Online via Zoom (participants will recieve a link shortly before the webinar)

Fee: Free and open to all

Registration deadline (NEW DATE!): March 1, 2023

Webinar Facilitator: Donna Hurford


Link Arrow Andrea Fransiska Møller Gregersen holds a PhD from the Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen. In the PhD she investigated first-year students transition into university. She now works as an Educational developer at TEACH at the Humanities, University of Copenhagen.

Link Arrow Henriette Tolstrup Holmegaard is an Associate Professor at Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen. She holds a Ph.D. in Higher science education. Currently Henriette work dedicated on researching the inequalities that transcend science practices, cultures and spaces within different science disciplines. She is PI of the projects SCOPE and GATE.


In the webinar we will present a short summary of the theoretical concepts and the key points from the paper “The ideal philosophy student”. This will be the starting point for common discussions with the participants on how these insights can be used in other educational contexts. The webinar will be an interactive opportunity to engage with questions like: What characterizes “the ideal student” within your study programmes(s)? In which ways do these ideals contribute to in- and exclusions of certain students? What can we do if we want to unpack and maybe change our ideals, norms and practices in order to better include a diverse group of students?

Relevant reading material

Wong, B., & Chiu, Y.-L. T. (2020). Link Arrow University lecturers’ construction of the ‘ideal’ undergraduate student, Journal of Further and Higher Education, 44(1), 54–68.

Wong, B. & Chiu, Y.-L. T. (2021). Link Arrow Exploring the concept of ‘ideal’ university student, Studies in Higher Education, 46:3, 497-508. 

Ulriksen, L. (2009). Link Arrow The implied student, Studies in Higher Education, 34(5), 517–532. 

Read the article: The ideal philosophy student