Taught course

Inclusive Education and Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Education
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Standard Manchester Met entry requirements for taught postgraduate programmes apply.

You also need to have experience relevant to the award area (or taking up employment or similar related to the award area).

For Further Information

Tutor Contact: Dr Sam Fox Samantha.fox@mmu.ac.uk

Months of entry

September

Course content

Examine alternative approaches to inclusion and diversity in education. Explore theory, policy and practice in the field of inclusion, disability and Special Educational Needs (SEN). Analyse your professional practice, and apply current research concepts to your work.

Our part-time masters degree focuses on the hidden voices in education. Rather than exploring a particular category of special educational needs and disability (SEND), you’ll consider the critical issues for equity and diversity.

Your practice is a key focus of this course – you’ll continually reflect on your practice and adapt your skills using the methods you learn.

We will challenge you to rethink your ideas about education, to analyse your views, and to think about the implications for policy and practice.

You’ll question the way we educate and look at alternative ways to encourage the inclusion of children and adults who are marginalised from typical ways of learning. Topics could include constructivism, Piaget’s theories on how children learn, and Dewey’s thoughts on applied knowledge.

You’ll also explore some of the wider questions related to theory, policy and practice in the field of inclusion and SEND. Questions such as; how can education promote greater equity in an increasingly diverse society? How should we understand the complexities of inclusive education in a rapidly changing world? How does inclusive education influence social justice?

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months

Course contact details

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Email
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Phone
+44 (0)161 247 6969