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190041 SE Pedagogical Approaches to Cultural Diversity and Social Disadvantage (2019S)

A critical Look at Disability and Inclusion from an International Perspective

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 19 - Bildungswissenschaft
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: German, English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 05.03. 16:45 - 20:00 Seminarraum 5 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 19.03. 16:45 - 20:00 Seminarraum 5 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 02.04. 16:45 - 20:00 Seminarraum 5 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 07.05. 16:45 - 20:00 Seminarraum 5 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 21.05. 16:45 - 20:00 Seminarraum 5 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 04.06. 16:45 - 20:00 Seminarraum 5 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 18.06. 16:45 - 20:00 Seminarraum 5 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course is planned to discuss the topics such as disability, disability models, theories of special education and inclusion from both a national and a global perspective. The challenges, efforts, barriers, and facilitators to the life of people with disabilities and the education of them will be tackled by focusing on a variety of perspectives from different parts of the world. Students will be in touch with international literature, national and international policy documents on the topic. At the end of the course, students are expected to develop an understanding about being disabled, marginalization, and inclusion. The topics of the seminar can be specified and altered according to the interests of the students as discussed in the first session.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students are expected to work in pairs or groups for some specific tasks and also they have to perform individually.
In-Class Activities: Classroom interaction is very asked in this course. Students will be expected to finish some tasks within the given time during the course
Reflections: Students are supposed to write reflections on the assigned texts or videos
Presentations and Leading Classroom Discussion
Term Paper: Students can choose between seminar paper or any other equivalent task at the end of the semester based on their needs and interests

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Regular attendance and active participation are important to achieve in this course.
Students are expected to perform in written and oral form.
Attending the first and last session is mandatory.

Examination topics

English language is required to follow this course

Reading list

Students will be provided with a variety of literature and possible texts to read. They have the freedom to choose the topic that interests them the most. The reading pack will be provided by the instructor and uploaded on Moodle platform.
The literature for this course will include academic articles, policy documents, videos, newspaper articles and blogs as well as international conventions and recommendations

Association in the course directory


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