AD2844: Disability and Social Inclusion

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 40.
Pre-requisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this semester will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 6 x 3hr(s) Lectures; 6 x 1hr(s) Tutorials; 70hr(s) Other (self-directed learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To examine the concept of inclusion from a holistic perspective. To review historical, sociological, philosophical and practical factors impacting the experience of people with disabilities and their engagement in society. This will explore experience of community engagement for people with disabilities across gender, age, culture, ethnicity and socio-economic status.
Module Content: This module examines the historical context of disability, environmental aspects which may impact on engagement, and ethics involved in supporting inclusion. It reviews human rights principles driving equality for all people. Reflection will be underpinned by key policy/legislation supporting inclusion and human rights for people with disabilities.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Identify social constructs and what constitutes a disability.
  • Discuss what is meant by social engagement and inclusion.
  • Discuss the historical context of disability, oppression across the ages, marginalisation and congregation - understand how the past has shaped today's human rights movement.
  • Discuss the experience of disability in relation to other identity categories e.g. aging, gender, sexualities, ethnicity, and the extent to which this is addressed in policy.
  • Analyse positive strategies which facilitate increased participation and a inclusive society.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2,000 word essay, 80 marks; 1 x 500 word Policy Review, 20 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Module Coordinator).

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