Taught course

Inclusive Practice

Institution
University of Aberdeen · School of Education
Qualifications
MEdPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Applicants will be graduates and will be qualified teachers or other professionals working in a school setting. They must be able to undertake studies related to their own practice in their workplace setting.

Applicants for admission will normally be expected to hold a relevant Honours degree with a 2:2 or above from a recognised university or body. In exceptional circumstances applicants without this qualification may be admitted at the discretion of the Programme Director subject to having an alternative qualification, or an approved level of experience, appropriate to the field of study.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Fundamental to the programme is the belief that all learners have the same rights and are of equal worth, irrespective of their current level of attainment, cultural background, race, gender or age. All learners have the right to be educated alongside their peers, and young people's needs are best met through systems of shared responsibility.

The programme aims to help practitioners review and enhance the learning experience of all children and young people, including those with additional support needs. It endeavours to give experienced practitioners the time, opportunity and support to examine existing practice in the light of new research-informed knowledge and insights. It also aims to enable practitioners to build upon the range of experiences and different perspectives found amongst groups of colleagues supporting pupils with additional support needs, in a variety of contexts and settings, by exposing these to sustained discussion and critical appraisal.

A central feature of the course is the use of collaborative enquiry as a tool for creating new knowledge and transforming practice, by synthesising literature, personal and professional reflection and practice.

Qualification and course duration

MEd

online
36 months
distance learning
36 months
part time
36 months

PGDip

distance learning
24 months
online
24 months
part time
24 months

PGCert

part time
12 months
online
12 months
distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Education
Email
study@abdn.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1224 274776