Postgraduate taught 

Inclusive Education: Research, Policy & Practice MEd

Inclusive Classrooms, Inclusive Pedagogies EDUC5359

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

It is designed to help participants consider their role in the inclusion of all pupils.

To reflect the ever-changing school population and current initiatives in education, a broad range of topical issues are introduced in this course.


Semester 2

Day course: 5 full days over 4 weeks. (March and April).

Evening course: 2x 5 hr days plus 5x 2hr evening sessions (April - June)

Distance course: 2 x 5hr days plus online study (April - June)


Class essay 4000 words

Course Aims

The aims of the course are:

To introduce students to important theoretical debates and discourses in supporting learning in the context of inclusive education
to examine current research, policy documentation and legislation and their impact on learning and teaching and;
to investigate current tensions within learning support and explore ways in which they might be addressed to promote effective learning for all

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

On completion of the course students will be able to demonstrate the following outcomes.

Knowledge and Understanding

Show critical understanding of the theories and principles related to supporting learning, drawing on a range of literature and using reflection on practical experience to evaluate them.

Skills and Other Attributes

Intellectual skills

Analyse critically legislation and policy relating to supporting learning in light of the theories and research.

Use the theories and research to analyse critically the experiences of learners and the quality of learning support in a familiar context and to identify and justify improvement action.

Transferable/key skills

Present clear opinions and positions on the issues raised, based on personal reflection in ways that demonstrate empathy with people.

Demonstrate a professional quality of written communication in the assignment, keeping within the word limit and including referencing and bibliography in accordance with programme guidelines

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

As per Schedule A