Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Access and Inclusion EDUC5903

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

Consideration and analysis of museum teaching and learning programmes and curricula design that respond to equality legislation and in increasingly multicultural and international contexts.


This course will be delivered via lecture style inputs which will take place on a series of Saturdays in Kelvin Hall teaching suite.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





Essay based on understanding of challenges to intellectual and physical access to museum collections and space, underpinned by a critical knowledge of understanding research, theory and policy. Knowledge and understanding of strategies that will be employed to address these challenges (e.g. technology) must be evidenced and should also be related to the promotion of accommodating cultural inclusivity in and through museum education.

(6000 words)

Course Aims

This course aims to extend knowledge of theoretical and practical issues that underpin inclusive practices in relation to learning in and through the museum. Participant and audience diversity will be examined in light of current and emerging policy locally, nationally and globally.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:


LO1 Critically analyse the factors that contribute to enabling intellectual and physical access in and through the museum for a range of individual needs.


LO2 Design and deliver original and creative responses that address inclusive challenges using new technologies/ new media within the context of museum education.


LO3 Synthesise relevant policy and practice in relation to inclusive education in the museum.


LO4 Critically reflect on own responsibility and responsibility of others to create opportunities for accessing own and other cultures/identity through museum education.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.