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SS1848: Disability Models, Education and Work

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 15, Max 20.
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: 6 x 3hr(s) Lectures; 2 x 3hr(s) Tutorials; 160hr(s) Other (self-directed study)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To review approaches to the definitions and explanations of disability models and how they affect people with disabilities.
To explore how models of disability influence policy in the areas of education and work.
To explore how policy and models of disability interact to influence practice in the spheres of work and education.
Module Content: Students will review the different approaches to defining and explaining disability and how models of disability influence policy and practice.
The module will also explore the development of education policy with regard to disability and current debates in this policy sphere, including segregated and mainstream education provision.
It will also explore the relationship between disability and work, addressing the barriers to employment and policy responses to same.
Teaching links to Sustainable Development Goals 5, 8, 10 and 16.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Debate models of disability with reference to key influences.
  • Appreciate the experience of disability in current society, explain and understand historical approaches to disability and its relationship to contemporary society, culture is vital.
  • Discuss the issues relating to educational policy and disability.
  • Discuss the relationship between disability and employment.
  • Analyse the importance of different definitions of disability for the individual, their family, and the wider community.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1,500 word Portfolio, 75 marks; 1 x 500 word Reflective Learning Statement, 25 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: The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward (repeat assessment will apply only in the event of failure to achieve the 40% module pass standard overall and will be as prescribed by the module coorinator).

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