Students will focus on the use of technology for learning, within a broad theoretical framework that acknowledges the social model of inclusion.
For all those who are involved with e-Inclusion: the use of technology by and for people with learning difficulties and disabilities.
- a unique programme not available elsewhere.
- taught by researchers who work closely with leading practitioners.
- block teaching enables full-time students to attend for only part of the year and then study at a distance from home.
Taught modules: Enabling e-Inclusion
; ICT & Literacy; and Social Justice in the City will be studied together with an extended dissertation.Programme format and assessment
Three modules (90 credits) plus dissertation (90 credits). Each module is assessed through coursework. There are no written examinations. Block teaching.
One year FT, two to four years PT, September to September.
Programme modules for MA E-Inclusion
This module focuses for the most part on those aspects of e-Inclusion
related to learning difficulties/disabilities and digital technologies. The module will introduce students to e-Inclusion
and to the theoretical frameworks in which it is grounded, and will develop participants’ knowledge, understanding and capacity to critically appraise and systematically reflect on: The history and development of the use of technology to support learning, especially by those who find learning difficult Developing theories and policies related to the use of such technology, and the eventual formulation of the concept of e-Inclusion
The medical and social models of inclusion, together with the associated policies on withdrawal vs. support Differing theoretical frameworks for LDD (including dyslexia) and technological responses to theseSocial Justice in the City
This course explores what is meant by the concept of social justice and some of the difficulties involved in trying to enact socially just practices. It will consider tensions between distributive, cultural and associational forms of justice by looking at some examples of contexts in which these tensions arise.ICT and Literacy
This is a cross-curricular course which has been popular with students on the Languages and ICT programmes among others. The course will examine central issues related to new and wider definitions of literacy in the light of recent developments in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and will examine the implications of these for notions of literacy and its pedagogy. Also considered will be the various ways in which language has developed as a result of the devices, mechanisms and practices that are being used on the Internet – including email, chat and the World Wide Web. It is essential that all course participants are confident users of email and the Web, as much of the course will be delivered online through the use of a virtual learning environment.