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Course Overview

This module explores the principles of inclusion, and considers national and local policy and practice. It explores the dimensions of human difference and is designed to enable participants to reflect on their own work in school/college, to examine the personal philosophy that drives their own practice, and to consider options for change. It examines the implications for practice, the key principles of learning and teaching and the multiplicity of factors affecting learners’ experiences in school/college.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Ms Mhairi Beaton
  • Dr Jennifer Spratt

Qualification Prerequisites


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  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

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Course Description

The course will include a critical consideration of: the concepts of inclusion and the associated principles of social justice, entitlement, participation and partnership the educational, historical, political and social contexts in which our educational system has developed. current legislative frameworks and policies personal and institutional practice in relation to inclusion the impact of the above on learning and teaching, and strategies to counter discrimination the perspectives of young people and their families the primacy of collaborative, inter-professional working.

Contact Teaching Time

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Summative Assessments

1st attempt: Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment 1 assignment equivalent to a total of 6000 words. Assessment will be criterion-based. Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of feedback on the original.

Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes


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