Access and Inclusion (Online) EDUC5929

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No
  • Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes

Short Description

Consideration and analysis of museum teaching and learning programmes and curricula design that respond to equality legislation for diverse groups and individuals in local and international contexts.


Online Learning over 11 weeks with milestone activities plus 2 weeks for assessment.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses



70%: 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.

(3000 words)

30%: Electronic portfolio - annotated visual journal that explores and comments on 1 selected aspect of Access and Inclusion, as relevant to the student's own context.

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 and practices: 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 educational opportunities for accessing own and other cultures/identities through the museum.

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.