Free course

Inclusive education: Knowing what we mean

Free statement of participation on completion

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.

Course learning outcomes

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.