Inclusive communication

Platform 2025 has created four videos that invite open conversations about inclusive language use/communication. In these videos, different 'residents' of the building come together to discuss various aspects of inclusive language use. It is important to emphasise that the videos are not meant to be a list of rules (do's and dont's), but rather a representation of how important it is to stay in conversation with each other. They serve as an invitation to explore the meaning of inclusive language together.

On the Platform 2025 website, in addition to the videos, you will also find a handy glossary of terms and additional resources. If it is difficult to start the conversation about the videos, Platform 2025 offers a guide with a conversation form. These conversation forms are suitable for classroom, team or peer discussions.

Manual (PDF)

Background
These videos were created after valuable focus groups in 2021 led by alumni Glynnis Bergen and Marleen Hendrickx, where students, staff and faculty shared their concerns, signals and tips on inclusive language use. The focus groups were held after students raised concerns about communication and language use within the academy. The discussions in the focus groups revealed an important core: we need to engage with each other and, in doing so, strike a balance between discomfort and comfort when discussing issues around inclusive language use.

Credits:
Concept en uitvoering: Marleen Hendrickx en Glynnis Bergen 
Co√∂rdinatie en dramaturgie: Kas Pijs 
Video en edit: Rutger Vos 
Handleiding: Hanna Timmers
Ondertiteling: Patou ten Cate 

What do you mean? Interpersonal Communication!

A conversation between Yeng Nacion and Kaya Wessels about interpersonal communication. They discuss how the dynamics among students, staff, or faculty at the academy can lead to misunderstandings. Additionally, they question whether we actually take enough time to understand what someone means. 

This conversation is part of a campaign on inclusive communication by Platform 2025. In addition to the conversations, there are lists of resources and terms, as well as a guide for having discussions with your colleagues, classmates, or other groups. You can find everything on the ATD website. 

Tip 
On the website of Platform 2025, you will find different sources and terms that can deepen or help with your conversation.  

I'm Going to Treat You Equally! Ableism?

A conversation between Kim Spierenburg and Carly Everaert about ableism. Together, they explore what ableist comments are in the educational setting and how to break through them. This conversation is part of a campaign on inclusive communication by Platform 2025. In addition to the conversations, there are lists of resources and terms, as well as a guide for having discussions with your colleagues, classmates, or other groups. You can find everything on the ATD website. 

Tip  
On the website of Platform 2025, you will find different sources and terms that can deepen or help with your conversation.  

We apologize for the small mistakes in the translation of this video. We will upload a new version soon.

 

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