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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.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 Inclusive education: Knowing what we mean
- 2 Models of thinking
- 3 Transforming learning
- Keep on learning
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Inclusive education: Knowing what we mean
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.
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This free course includes adapted extracts from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Educational Practice courses or view the range of currently available OU Educational Practice courses.
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Originally published: Tuesday, 19th July 2011
Last updated on: Wednesday, 17th February 2016
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