The course begins with a discussion about how the term ‘inclusion’ can be interpreted. You will then explore policies and philosophies of inclusion in relation to both special educational needs and special provision, as well as to theories of social justice and equality in education.
We will consider how to evaluate and develop policy and practices in individual educational institutions, and analyse how far current educational contexts of performance and high-stakes accountability may affect developments in inclusionary thinking and practice. The programme is suitable for serving teachers at all career stages and from all sectors of education.
Perspectives on inclusion, human rights, diversity, social justice, equity and equality
The potential impacts of social class, gender and ethnicity on achievement and underachievement
Debates on 'inclusion pedagogy'
Theories of change and improvement for inclusionary practice
Perspectives on parental involvement and pupil participation
Meeting diverse needs of learners in the mainstream classroom
Social, emotional and mental health needs in the mainstream classroom
Theories and practices of behavior management
Inclusive Education: Policy into Practice
Research in Education
Optional modules include:
The Role of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator in a Primary School setting
Supporting Learners (0-25 years) with Social, Emotional Health Needs
Identifying and Supporting Learners with a Specific Learning Difficulty
Assessment is 100% by coursework
Understand theories and practices
Gain a detailed knowledge and critical understanding of theories and practices of inclusion.
Learn about policy development and implementation
Gain a thorough knowledge of perspectives on inclusionary policy development and analysis of implementation issues.
Suitable for all teachers
The programme is suitable for serving teachers at all career stages and from all sectors of education.
Senior leadership role with a responsibility for inclusion
A specific responsibility for inclusive pedagogy development throughout a school group
Teachers wanting to enhance their inclusive practice