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Postgraduate Course: Comparative Approaches to Inclusive And Special Education (EDUA11174)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEducation Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course introduces students to inclusive and special education in Scotland, in comparison with inclusive and special education in other parts of the world. It is aimed particularly, but not exclusively, at international students. It consists of four strands:

- An overview of inclusive and special education in Scotland, including its historical and current policy contexts
- A series of visits to mainstream and specialist educational settings
- An overview of developments in inclusive and special education worldwide, in the context of globalisation
- Opportunities for students to discuss and reflect upon developments in their home country and/or another country of interest

Scotland has a distinctive approach to inclusive and special education. Uniquely, it has moved away from the model of 'special educational needs' to one of 'additional support for learning'. Students will be introduced to the recent policy contexts that have produced this change, and encouraged to reflect upon changing conceptualisations of inclusive and special education. This strand will be supported by a series of visits to mainstream and specialist schools and settings in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Whilst inclusive and special education has taken a distinctive turn in Scotland, this is in relation to worldwide developments, including those associated with globalisation and development education as well as those directly pertaining to inclusive and special education. The course will take a case-study approach to the study of inclusive and special education in majority and minority world countries: students will be encouraged to explore the relevance of globalisation to the development of inclusive and special education in their country of origin and/or another country of particular interest to them.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Visits to schools - total GBP120 per student
Information for Visiting Students
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information 3 hour(s) per week for 4 week(s). Students will undertake a total of four visits to schools/other educational settings.
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 24, External Visit Hours 8, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 161 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:

- Demonstrate an understanding of recent developments in inclusive and special education in Scottish policy, practice and provision
- Use knowledge of the policy context to analyse practice in schools, and use knowledge of practice in schools to analyse the policy context
- Relate developments in Scotland to those in their home country and/or another country of interest
- Critically analyse the impact of globalisation and development education (where relevant) in shaping policy, practice and provision in special and inclusive education
Assessment Information
Formative Assessment
In weeks 5, 6 and 7 of the course, students will give a short, informal presentation of policy, practice and provision in their home country or another country of interest to them. They will be offered informal tutor feedback on this presentation. No credit will be available for this component.

Summative Assessment
Students will write a 4,000-word essay on an aspect of the course of their own selection, by negotiation with the course organiser. This will be formally assessed.
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Course organiserMr Kevin Wright
Tel: (0131 6)51 6676
Course secretaryMrs Susan Scott
Tel: (0131 6)51 6573
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