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Inclusive education: Knowing what we mean

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This free course, Inclusive education: Knowing what we mean, introduces you to the contested area of educational inclusion. You will look at differing perspectives on inclusion, in particular the way that medical and social models have influenced and shaped current thinking. You will also think about barriers to inclusion and the difference between integration and inclusion. In addition, you will consider some of the key documents, such as the Salamanca Statement, that underpin current thinking in this area.

After studying this unit you will:

  • have developed a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of issues in inclusive education;
  • be able to reflect critically upon and analyse your own perspective, and that of others, regarding inclusion;
  • be able to analyse and develop successful inclusive learning practices;
  • be able to identify conceptual frameworks appropriate for investigating inclusion issues, examining the inclusivity of systems and for developing inclusive education;
  • be able to develop techniques relevant to your research scholarship;
  • be able to formulate, design, carry out and interpret your own research investigations;
  • be able to carry out and analyse investigations independently, using appropriate and ethical strategies.

By: The Open University

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Inclusive education: Knowing what we mean

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This course introduces you to the contested area of educational inclusion. You will look at differing perspectives on inclusion, in particular the way that medical and social models have influenced and shaped current thinking. You will also think about barriers to inclusion and the difference between integration and inclusion. In addition, you will consider some of the key documents, such as the Salamanca Statement, that underpin current thinking in this area.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of postgraduate study in Education, Childhood & Youth qualifications. [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]

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