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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 course, you should be able to:

  • understand more systematically the knowledge and be more critically aware of issues in inclusive education
  • reflect critically upon and analyse perspectives regarding inclusion
  • analyse and develop successful inclusive learning practices
  • identify conceptual frameworks appropriate for investigating inclusion issues, examining the inclusivity of systems and for developing inclusive education
  • develop techniques relevant to research scholarship.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 8 hours
  • Updated Wednesday 17th February 2016
  • Advanced level
  • Posted under Educational Practice
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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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