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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 Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module's precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will covers some or all of the following topics:

  • Historical perspectives – institutionalisation, civil rights and emerging concepts of SEN internationally

  • Segregation, integration, inclusion and exclusion

  • Inclusion as a globalised project – problems of comparison

  • Policy and legislative systems, role of UNESCO, EU

  • Decision making in inclusive systems

  • Concepts of disability, difference and diversity

  • Impacts of inclusion – societal

  • Inclusion for all? Minorities and systems.

  • Children and parents – agency, participation, power

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activities3010 x 3 hour seminars
Guided independent study5Preparation for seminars
Guided independent study30Directed formative activity: Research and preparation for individual presentation on inclusion in students own country/context
Guided independent study90Carrying out literature review and other research activity for first written summative assignment.
Guided independent study145Carrying out literature review and other research activity for second written summative assignment.

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

UNESCO 2008 world conference on inclusive education national reports:

Enabling Education Network: