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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM919: Critical Perspectives on Inclusive Education

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 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 cover critical questions such as the following drawn from three overarching themes:

Inclusive Education and Disability Studies

  • What do we mean by Critical International Perspectives on Special and Inclusive Education?
  • What are the choices and tensions associated with inclusive education?
  • How is disability presented in popular culture?
  • What is the role of Rights in inclusive education?

 Inclusive Education and Globalisation

  • Is inclusion a global concern?
  • What are the barriers to learning and participation in schooling? 
  • What can we learn from Indigenous cultures about inclusion?

Inclusive Education and Inclusive Pedagogy

  • Does the capability approach address current issues in special and inclusive education field?
  • What is the impact of inclusion and exclusion in educational contexts?
  • Is Inclusion incompatible with a ‘what works’ culture?

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 Activities1510 x 90 minute lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities1510 x 90 minute seminars
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities0.530 minutes tutor support for assessment
Guided Independent Study68.5Preparatory work for taught seminars (including reading; research tasks; collaborative tasks)
Guided Independent Study76Completion of formative assignment tasks
Guided Independent Study125Completion of summative assignment tasks

Online Resources

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

Web based and electronic resources:

Enabling Education Network:

CSIE (Centre for Studies in Inclusive Education)