EDEM620-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Inclusive and Special Education

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020


This course provides students with advanced knowledge and understanding of inclusive and special education history, philosophy, policy and practice. The course will examine the historical development of inclusive and special education at global, regional and local levels. Philosophies and theories underpinning inclusive and special education policies and practices will be investigated. Students will research and critically evaluate aspects pertaining to current and past practices, theories and debates in the field.

Learning Outcomes

Students completing this course will be able to:
1. Understand and apply critical thinking to the history, philosophies and policies of inclusive and special education.
2. Review and understand the literature relevant to particular issues and debates in relation to inclusive education theory, philosophy and practice
3. Understand and critically evaluate discourses of disability and difference.
4. Understand and critically evaluate pedagogical theories and practices in inclusive education.


Subject to approval of the Head of School

Timetable Note

Weekly lectures will be online through Adobe Connect.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Trish McMenamin

Textbooks / Resources

There is no required textbook for this course.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,884.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Educational Studies and Leadership.

All EDEM620 Occurrences

  • EDEM620-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020
  • EDEM620-20S1 (D) Semester One 2020 (Distance)