Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module aims to raise students’ awareness and understanding of issues relating to disability and individual needs and to investigate ways to support progress and overcome barriers.
This module will cover the following topics:
notions and models of disability;
historical perspective of disability in Britain;
legislation and policy towards disability;
working with and supporting people with particular needs;
pros and cons of labelling and categorisation;
inclusion and inclusive practice.
A student passing this module should be able to:
1. Explain how notions of, and attitudes towards, disability are relational to time, context and culture;
2. Critically analyse policy towards disability;
3. Outline the arguments for and against inclusion;
4. Have a working knowledge and understanding of a range of impairments and conditions and be able to explain their potential impact;
5. Demonstrate an understanding of how best to support people with particular needs;
6. Demonstrate an awareness of support mechanisms available.
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