Inclusion

Module summary

Module code: TEAC1082
Level: 5
Credits: 15
School: Education, Health and Human Sci
Department: Education
Module Coordinator(s): Jon Daveney

Specification

Pre and co requisites

N/A.

Aims

The aims of the course will be:

• To develop the students’ knowledge and understanding of inclusion in the Early Years and primary age phase through university and school-based training
• To highlight the approaches to overcoming barriers to learning for More Able Learners, children with SEND and EAL.
• For students to recognise and understanding how to support all children in schools including More Able Learners.
• To contribute to students’ ability to respond effectively to the challenges of inclusion by establishing an appropriate theoretical framework in which to evaluate various perspectives and current thinking on meeting the learning needs of all pupils.
• To encourage students to reflect on examples of inclusive practice during school experiences.
• To develop student’s experiences of inclusion in the context of the relevant research, practical applications and theory.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course students will:

Be able to respond effectively to the challenges of inclusion within mainstream teaching through the establishment of an appropriate theoretical and practical framework in which to evaluate various perspectives and current thinking on working in an inclusive environment. This will be based on university and school-based training opportunities.

On successful completion of this course a student will be able to:

1 Effectively communicate, compare and contrast the key features of current policy and recent innovations and thinking within the fields of SEND, EAL, More Able Learners and Inclusion (TS2, TS3, TS5)
2 Compare and contrast a range of teaching styles, practical strategies and resources designed to help pupils overcome barriers to learning. (TS4, TS5, TS7, TS8)
3 Effectively communicate their understanding of source material about SEND, EAL, More Able Learners and Inclusion, including periodicals, videos and websites. (TS5)
4 Identify and take responsibility for their developing professional needs within the area of Inclusion through university and school-based training (TS5, Part 2)
5 Show an awareness of the range of needs and abilities of pupils and ways in which to respond to these. (TS5)

Indicative content

Throughout this course, students will be encouraged to reflect on examples of inclusive practice during their school experiences and analyse these in the context of relevant research and theory during seminars. These will provide students with the opportunity to engage with educational concepts and professional issues in more detail and exchange ideas with peers and tutors on both theoretical and school-based observations of inclusive practice.
• School-based training will enable students to observe and plan for inclusive practice on which they will be able to reflect during university based training.
• Private study will require students to read and reflect upon a range of texts including books, journal articles, media sources, online materials, current educational statements and reports and school-based materials.