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Postgraduate Module Descriptor


EFPM272: International Perspectives: inclusion, disability and diversity

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Module Aims

  • To critically examine historical processes in the international emergence of inclusion as a product of socio-political, economic, cultural and educational changes

  • To critically examine key concepts of inclusion, disability, difference and diversity in socio-political and historical contexts

  • To demonstrate critical understanding of legislative frameworks and provision in different countries in relation to inclusive education systems

  • To problematise the socio-political, economic and cultural barriers to the development of inclusive systems

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and critical awareness of international comparative frameworks of inclusion
2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of key concepts of inclusion, disability, difference and diversity
3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of legislative frameworks and provision in relation to inclusive education systems internationally
4. Demonstrate a critical awareness of socio-political, economic and cultural barriers to the development of inclusive systems
Discipline-Specific Skills5. Critically engage in the relationship between theory and practice
6. Problematise practice in terms of disability/difference/special educational needs/inclusion
7. Compare and contrast different perspectives
8. Handle relevant sources of literature and engage in current debates
9. Construct organised, structured, critically reflective and analytic writing
Personal and Key Skills10. Demonstrate critical and analytic thinking
11. Demonstrate independent learning, self-management and organisation
12. Demonstrate oral and written communication skills
13. Demonstrate the ability to locate and use learning resources
14. Demonstrate information technology skills
15. Demonstrate the ability to work in groups
16. Demonstrate the ability to problem solve