The assignment focuses on Current discourses on inclusion -special educational needs.So,reflect critically on your own values and attitudes towards SEN, disability and inclusion and justify your stated position.
Current discourses on inclusion- special educational needs.
Within the essay you should aim to address all of the Learning Outcomes for the module. They are outlined below. Take some time to become familiar with them and keep them in mind as you write the essay. Your facilitator will mark your assignment against these, as well as the generic marking criteria (below). Comments in blue relate specifically to the essay and so keep these in mind as you develop your ideas.
Firstly,reflect critically on your own values and attitudes towards SEN, disability and inclusion and justify your stated position.
Secondly,Explore and critically analyse theoretical models of inclusion and inclusive practices and the different discourses which inform their understanding of inclusion, SEN and disability. Synthesise theoretical and practical perspectives related to the effectiveness of inclusion and place these coherently within an institutional and societal context.
Thirdly,Identify key issues relating to the language and terminology used for SEN and disability and critically evaluate their impact on the conflicts, values and practices experienced by individuals in school settings
Current discourses on inclusion -special educational needs.
Fourthly,Make selective use of specialist texts, data, professional information sources, research and inspection evidence to substantiate arguments.
Fifthly,analyse teaching, learning and assessment within own professional context in relation to pupils with SEN to inform practice.
Lastly, Reflect critically as a practitioner, particularly in relation to the impact of current developments at national and local level.
Chosen key themes to explore further:
The role of special schools in the current education system. OR Can mainstream schools be fully inclusive?
Although 3000 words might sound like a lot (!!) you need to identify a specific issues to explore and critically analyse it in depth. One way to keep your title and assignment focused is to look at the experiences of a particular group.