EDUC315-17S2 (C) Semester Two 2017

Diverse Learners and Inclusive Education

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2017
End Date: Sunday, 19 November 2017
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 July 2017
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 13 October 2017


This course introduces students to methods of critical enquiry into the social, institutional, classroom and individual practices that can support and/ or hinder the inclusion of diverse learners.

How might we make education about the learning and belonging of all learners? Is it possible to make exclusion in early childhood centres, classrooms, schools and universities a thing of the past? How do experiences of inclusion and exclusion in the education system shape our wider communities? In this course we explore the experiences and effects of inclusion and exclusion, with a view to understanding how we can help move toward more inclusive practices for diverse learners – for all of us.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will:

  • Describe, compare and contrast various means of framing inclusive education;
  • Examine and contextualise current debates in NZ in/about inclusive education;
  • Analyse research, policy and education as sites of inclusive or exclusionary practices;
  • Evaluate text for its reproduction of exclusion and potential for inclusion.


EDUC206 or
any 30 points at 200 level of EDUC or
by permission of the Head of School.


EDUC215 completed before 2000

Course Coordinator

Trish McMenamin


Kathleen Quinlivan


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Assignment 1 09 Aug 2017 10% Synthesis of two readings submitted as a posting and comment in the online forum
Assignment 2 28 Aug 2017 50% Reflective Portfolio
Assignment 3 13 Oct 2017 40% Online Take Home Test

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

British journal of sociology of education; Carfax Pub. Co.

Disability & society; Carfax International Publishers.

Gender and education; Carfax.

International journal of inclusive education; Taylor & Frances.

International journal of qualitative studies in education : QSE; Taylor & Francis.

International studies in sociology of education; Triangle.

Mind, culture, and activity; L. Erlbaum Associates, 1997.

Feminist Teacher Editorial Collective; Feminist teacher; Feminist Teacher Editorial Collective.

New Zealand; Many voices : a journal of new settlers and multicultural education issues; Learning Media, Ministry of Education (This journal is available in hard copy only).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,464.00

International fee $5,950.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Educational Studies and Leadership.

All EDUC315 Occurrences

  • EDUC315-17S2 (C) Semester Two 2017
  • EDUC315-17S2 (D) Semester Two 2017 (Distance)