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EDUC3025 Social Justice & Inclusive Education

Module Overview

Societies are increasingly diverse nowadays. This module aims to explore the complexity of the concepts of social justice and inclusive education and how everyone can contribute towards the development of a more inclusive world. This will be achieved by exploring critically the policies and practices in relation to individuals or groups of learners who have been traditionally marginalised such as those defined as having special educational needs, ethnic minorities, travellers, those from low socioeconomic backgrounds etc. There will be a special focus on how research can promote inclusion and social justice.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

- To enhance your knowledge about the complex interactions between policy and practice in relation to inclusion and social justice - To develop a range of research informed perspectives and methodologies in relation to inclusive environments and inclusive practices - To enable you to understand the effects of cultural, societal and economic contexts on the life chances of different people in society

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the contradictions between policy and practice in relation to social justice and inclusion.
  • Explain the ways in which individuals or groups of people can be included in various contexts.
  • Choose appropriate research methods to explore issues of inclusion and social justice.
  • Analyse empirical and theoretical data to present and justify a personal position in relation to social justice and inclusion.

Syllabus

Societies are increasingly diverse nowadays. This module aims to explore the complexity of the concepts of social justice and inclusive education and how everyone can contribute towards the development of a more inclusive world. This will be achieved by exploring critically the policies and practices in relation to individuals or groups of learners who have been traditionally marginalised such as those defined as having special educational needs, ethnic minorities, travellers, those from low socioeconomic backgrounds etc. There will be a special focus on how research can promote inclusion and social justice. Topics normally covered in this module will include: - Exploring inclusive policies and practices - Labelling theories - Developing inclusive practices for all - Research that promotes inclusion and social justice - Engaging with the views of participants to promote inclusion

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

This module will use a mix of lectures and seminars along with directed reading and suggested additional research. The focus will be on small group discussion, plus small group presentations. Typically this module is taught through 9 sessions of two hours plus one week of individual tutorials.

TypeHours
Teaching19
Total study time19

Resources & Reading list

Inclusive Education: Learners and Learning Contexts.. 

Improving Learning through Consulting Pupils. 

The Irregular School. 

Creating Learning without Limits. 

Social Justice, Education and Identity. 

Supporting Inclusive Education. 

Learning without Limits. 

Action Research in Practice; Partnerships for Social Justice in Education. 

From Them to Us: An international study of Inclusion in Education. 

Action for Social Justice in Education.. 

Journals. British Educational Research Journal British Journal of Special Needs Education Educational Review European Journal of Special Needs Education Harvard Educational Review International Journal of Inclusive Education JORSEN (Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs) Support for Learning

Doing Visual Research with Children and Young People. 

Florian, L. (2014). The SAGE Handbook of Special Education. 

Responding to diversity in schools: An inquiry based approach.. 

Understanding the Development of Inclusive Schools. 

Improving Schools, Developing Inclusion. 

Educational research for social justice. 

Confronting marginalisation in education: A framework for promoting inclusion. 

Inclusive Education: International Policy and Practice.. 

The light in their eyes. 

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Research project  (4000 words) 100%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Research project  (4000 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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