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ED5501: INCLUSIVE PEDAGOGY (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

The concept of Inclusive Pedagogy has been developed by studying the practice of primary and secondary classroom teachers who think about learning and teaching in a novel way. This approach acknowledges and responds to difficulties that children may face in their learning in ways that respect the dignity of the child in the community of the classroom. This approach leads to innovative partnerships between classroom teachers and other specialists such as additional support needs (ASN). It offers a framework for thinking about learning and teaching that can support planning and classroom practice.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Jennifer Spratt

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Education (ED) (Studied) or Music (MU) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


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Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Inclusive pedagogy is a distinctive concept (Black-Hawkins, Florian & Rouse, 2009; Florian & Rouse, 2009; Florian, 2007; 2009; Florian & Kershner 2009; Florian and Linklater, 2009) which looks for alternative ways to organise teaching and learning by rejecting the deterministic views of ability which dominate much of current educational practice. It identifies three key, interrelated themes: Understanding Learning, Social Justice and Being an Active Professional, each of which is informed by key pedagogic principles, which in combination provide a novel framework for thinking about inclusive practice. Recent research at Aberdeen has explored what this means for the choices that teachers make in the classroom, and is able to provide specific examples of how those principles may be used in practice.

Further Information & Notes

Outcomes: • A theoretical understanding of key principles of inclusive pedagogy • An opportunity to apply selected the principles from inclusive pedagogy to professional practice These principles are: Understanding Learning, Social Justice and Being an Active Professional • Critical reflection on this experience

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

6000 word essay discussing and critically reflecting upon the impact of inclusive pedagogy in their own classroom setting (100% of mark)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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