This programme is primarily for Scottish teachers and those working in the field of additional support needs/educational inclusion/special education. However those with a first degree and experience of, and interest in, additional support/educational inclusion/special education will be considered. Applications from teachers from countries other than Scotland may also be considered.
Why this programme
◾Our research-informed courses will help you to think about practice and policy in the light of current educational thinking and enable you to consider how an inclusive/special education system might operate in schools and other educational institutions. ◾You will discuss recent theories related to many of the conditions and labels associated with special educational needs/additional support needs and have the opportunity to develop practice that takes account of these within an inclusive framework. In particular you can specialise in autism, behaviour, gifted and talented, dyslexia, English as an Additional Language and disability. ◾You can tailor research projects to provide the maximum relevance and benefit to your interests and work.You will explore how effective learning and teaching can support the Sustainable Development Goal 4 – to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning by 2030 (United Nations). ◾This programme has continued to attract both national and international students. Consistently rated as excellent by our students, this programme brings together students and researchers with an interest in inclusive/special education. The international community is seeking to develop inclusive, equitable and quality education for all by 2030. This programme offers you the opportunity to consider how this will be achieved. A highlight for both international and Scottish students is the opportunity to work together as they seek to support all learners.
You will take two or three core and one optional course. Courses are delivered during the day, evening or at a distance to suit your needs.
Core courses ◾Practitioner enquiry: Developing inclusive pedagogy (PgDip only) ◾The evolving concept of inclusion ◾The learner and the curriculum.
Sample optional courses ◾Developing literacy ◾Highly able learners ◾Identities, relationships and behaviours ◾Inclusive classrooms, inclusive pedagogies.