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AD5832: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Inclusion (Disability Studies)

Credit Weighting: 10
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 30.
Pre-requisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 48hr(s) Lectures; 150hr(s) Other (self-directed learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Applied Social Studies, and guest lecturers; Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the experience of people with disabilities across their life cycle, with an emphasis on facilitating inclusion.
Module Content: An interdisciplinary module informed by the arts, humanities and social sciences that investigates society's understanding of disability from a historical, social, cultural, political, legal, global and educational perspective. The need for a cross-sectoral approach will be explored in cultivating an inclusive society.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Examine the historical context of disability and inclusion in exploring concepts such as segregation, seclusion, congregation and marginalisaion.
  • Assess the impact of these on qualify of life/human rights.
  • Discuss how the question of inclusivity needs to be understood as a political issue.
  • Debate the importance of cross-cultural and cross-sectoral approaches to disability, human rights and education.
  • Discuss stakeholder perspectives with regard to implementing policy/ legislation that supports inclusion in the context of reality versus rhetoric.
  • Critically analyze forms of educational policy and practice that engage with the requirements of diverse learners.
  • Outline links between advocacy and inclusion.
Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (3 x 1,000 word reflective logs, 100 marks; 1 x 1,500 word assignment, 100 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, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% 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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