Inclusion for Learning - Education - Sligo St. Angela's
The Inclusion for Learning module aims to equip the participant with a knowledge and understanding of the development of inclusion, nationally and internationally, considering current legislation, policy and practice. The participant will critically analyse the concept of inclusion with emphasis on theories and models of good practice and examine the concept of inclusion in the context of professional practice. The participant will demonstrate the skills, understanding and attitudes of the 'reflective practitioner' and will be able to critically appraise the role of advisor, consultant and manager of the learning environment. The module is delivered using online components as well as face-to-face workshops.
Who's Suited to This Programme
This module is suited to a wide range of participants from a variety of settings, including:
- Graduates who wish to do a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and are awaiting a place on the programme
- Qualified teachers who are seeking full-time employment
- Employees within the Health Service Executive who work with learners with Special Educational Needs
- Principals, managers and Department Inspectorate
- Employees and Managers within Early Childhood Education sector
- Classroom assistants (including cuntóirí teanga)
- Educational Psychologists
- Learning Support Tutors
- Speech and Language Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Parents and Family Members involved in the care of learners with special educational needs
- Any others involved in the training or educational needs of learners with special educational needs
Inclusion for Learning
This module aims to provide an understanding of the concept of inclusion. It will present the current debates in this area, outline the historical development of inclusion in Ireland, identify the support services available in the educational system and discuss how schools may become more inclusive. This module has been prepared in response to the need for specialist knowledge and training in the area of inclusion. It recognises the developing trends in relation to inclusion nationally and internationally.
Level 8 Undergraduate Degree or equivalent. For students without the relevant academic qualification but with relevant previous experience, recognition for prior learning can be awarded
Closing Date: 12th June 2023.
Post Course Info
Participants may progress to Masters level on successful completion of three modules which must include the online blended learning module: Educational Research Methods. The exit award will be a Master of Arts in Professional Studies in Special Educational Needs.