EDEM620-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Inclusive and Special Education

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


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 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00 Zoom
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Timetable Note

PLEASE NOTE: There is no On-Campus delivery of this course. Lectures will be delivered only online through the Zoom platform.
Details of the course delivery will be available on the Learn site before the course commencement date.

Course Coordinator

Trish McMenamin


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Outline/Plan 15 Mar 2024 10%
Literature Review Project 22 Apr 2024 50%
Essay 26 May 2024 40%

Textbooks / Resources

There is no required textbook for this course.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,046.00

* 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.

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

  • EDEM620-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024
  • EDEM620-24S1 (D) Semester One 2024 (Distance)