EDEM622-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Settings

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


This course examines the theoretical and practical aspects of teaching and learning in inclusive settings. Students will examine and critique current teaching and learning theory and practices as they pertain to inclusive and special education. Students will gain knowledge of and skills in a range of inclusive teaching and learning practices and processes within a framework of Universal Design for Learning.

The course begins with an introduction to Universal Design for Learning as a broad framework that supports inclusive practice. We then progress to examining a range of inclusive issues and strategies. These include, for example, working with support staff, inclusive communication, students learning with students, the role of individual education plans, nurture groups and the Index for Inclusion.

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Develop and address significant questions and debates relevant to teaching and learning in inclusive education.
2. Review and critique literature relevant to the theory and research of teaching and learning in inclusive education.
3. Articulate and defend a personal philosophy of teaching and learning with respect to principles of inclusive education.
4. Understand and apply principles of Universal Design for Learning.
5. Critically analyse the educational impact on teaching and learning of different perspectives on curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.


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 16:30 - 18:30 Rehua 524 Meeting Room
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator

Kerry Vincent


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Essay 50%
Evaluative Report 50%

There are two formal assessment points over the duration of the course.
Assignment 1 takes the form of a written essay that explains and evaluates Universal Design for Learning and its relevance to inclusive education.
Assignment 2 is an evaluative report on an inclusive strategy or resource that supports the learning and well-being of pupils who may be considered ‘at-risk’ in the education system.

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.

For further information see School of Educational Studies and Leadership .

All EDEM622 Occurrences

  • EDEM622-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024
  • EDEM622-24S2 (D) Semester Two 2024 (Distance)