EDU-30093 - Inclusive Education
Coordinator: Mathew Barnard
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21


Available as a Free Standing Elective






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Description for 2020/21

This module offers insights into many different aspects of inclusive education. 'Inclusive Education' has been positioned and promoted as a positive reaction to segregated schooling, inequality and prejudice. Inclusion, more generally, has been threaded through public discussion in the last few decades, especially as a concept and practice that attempts to include everyone into the local community. For example, community work rather than imprisonment, community housing rather than mental (health) institutions and not least of all, mainstream education is promoted for ALL pupils including those with a range of difficult learning needs. In the face of this, politicians and policy makers emphasise their commitment to issues of inclusion and social justice and in the process the meanings, policy and practice of inclusive education have been rethought - in ways that include but are not limited to special educational needs.
Lectures include topics such as: How fair is Britain?; What is `inclusive education'; Inclusive Education values into practice; Debates, Perspectives and Challenges in Special and Inclusive Education; and Teaching in an `inclusive' local authority.

To enable students to develop an historical awareness and understanding of the development of theory, policy and practice within inclusive education within the context of social justice, equal opportunities and learning .
To enable students to confidently engage in contemporary debates about inclusive education

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

deconstruct critical, historical and reflective approaches to `inclusive¿ education.
will be achieved by assessments: 1
confidently summarise and critique debates and theories specifically related to `inclusive¿ education.
will be achieved by assessments: 1
make critical judgements about comparative experiences in Britain, and elsewhere.
will be achieved by assessments: 1
theorise the `micro¿ aspects of `inclusive¿ education (in relation to teachers, pupils and parents).
will be achieved by assessments: 1
critique research findings on the key areas of social inclusion and exclusion and apply their arguments to topical questions raised by the module
will be achieved by assessments: 1
confidently and critically reflect upon the broader key contemporary debates and theoretical perspectives on inclusion and exclusion.
will be achieved by assessments: 1

Study hours

22 contact hours (10 lectures, 10 seminars; 1 X 2 hour workshop on assessment);
48 hours independent study
40 hours preparation for essay
40 hours preparation for lectures and seminars

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Essay weighted 100%
Essay 4000 words
An essay of 4000 words from a list of options - on module themes