Education for Inclusivity and Diversity


The aim of this module is to raise awareness of inclusion and diversity in education- globally and nationally.  By means of inquiry-based research, guest inputs, and observations (where feasible), participants' understanding of the role of global citizenship, partnership in the community, and non-mainstream educational provision will be enhanced. Learners will be introduced to the concepts of Civic Engagement and Service Learning. The theme of educational disadvantage will be examined. Leaving Certificate Applied and Leaving Certificate Vocational Programmes will be examined, from the perspectives of teaching and assessment. Participants will be provided with foundational tools of social analysis, with attention to socio-economic factors, gender, race and culture in the context of education. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognise the educational significance of  multiple identities and develop skills for teaching inclusively in an increasingly diverse world.

  2. Demonstrate professionalism and ethical integrity by co-creating a learning environment where each perspective is considered.

  3. Reflect on global citizenship, from an education perspective, including good practices and ethical responsibilities in community education partnerships.

  4. Identify key principles and good practices in civic engagement, service learning, adult education and community education.

  5. Debate contemporary educational issues relating to diversity, gender, interculturalism, educational disadvantage and sustainability.

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