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ED5501: INCLUSIVE PEDAGOGY (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05

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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Kirsten Darling-Mcquistan

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

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

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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.

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

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