Inclusive Education is a new direction of theoretical and practical research more and more
established at an international and national level.
Nowadays, in the educational and social contexts, the deeply felt problem is how to
turn our attention to the presence of those who have special needs in non-excluding forms,
in particular when such needs are referred to the conditions of disabled people.
Getting involved on inclusion means to change our approach towards the educational systems
preparing them fit for answering to the different typologies of special needs that now characterize the normality of educational contexts.
The ever-growing attention to universal rights and to the fulfilment of the ambition of any people,
even if they are disabled, forces the specialist and the professional staff to carry out their researches
according to an inclusive logic considering both school contexts and working conditions.
What is necessary to get through because of its negative value, it is the way of proceeding on the basis of which the bearers of special needs must be treated according to emergency and extraordinary logics.
Researchers and teachers must study a series of ordinary interventions and devise plans in order to grow the speciality to such an extent to become inclusive . Only in such a way the differences cannot be seen as interferences , but chances of improving the quality of educational systems.
The student who attends the course of Theories and methods of Inclusive Education will learn the main concepts of inclusive Education and will be aware of the theoretical and methodological novelty of this branch of Pedagogy and will be informed of the educational and social practice.
At the end of the course, students will have improved the following knowledge and skills:
- knowledge of the main indications, concerning the school integration and social inclusion of the person with disabilities;
- Knowledge of the fundamental theoretical (documentary) references that inspired the model of inclusion;
- knowledge of theories, of pedagogical type, concerning the inclusion;
- Knowledge of the teaching methods through which it is possible to design inclusive education;
- Knowledge of the possible special educational needs of the person whit disability and how to ascertain them early in order to prepare inclusive educational interventions.
- Learn to become inclusive pedagogues;
- Being able to find pertinent and effective sources.
The inclusive theoretical and methodological paradigm.
The outcomes of the latest researches in Special Education in an inclusive prospect
The passage from the school integration of the students with a certified handicap to the
model of Inclusive Education
Special education needs and inclusive prospect
The ICF logic (OMS, 2001) in the prevention of disabilities from the analysis of functioning to the inclusive actions.
Within the course, different types of didactic methods will be activated:
- Frontal lesson;
- Reading and comment of excerpts;
- Case studies;
- Vision of short movies;
- Experiences from the professional context.
Agenzia Europea per i Bisogni Educativi Speciali e l’Istruzione Inclusiva, Cinque messaggi chiave per l’educazione inclusiva. Dalla Teoria alla Prassi, Odense, Danimarca 2014
Marisa Pavone, L’inclusione educativa. Indicazioni pedagogiche per la disabilità, Mondadori Università, Milano 2014.
Lascioli Angelo, Verso l’Inclusive education, Edizioni del Rosone, Foggia 2014.
Pasqualotto Luciano, ICF-Dipendenze - Un set di strumenti per programmare e valutare la riabilitazione nelle dipendenze patologiche, Edizioni Erickson, 2016.
The assessment for learning will take place through a written examination paper that will consist of presenting a series of closed questions and open questions concerning the topics discussed during the course.
The following assessment criteria will be considered:
- Including the relevant elements that are the basis of the main theories and the main documents relating to inclusion;
- Including the elements that characterize inclusive didactic action;
- Being able to expose their arguments strictly and in a limited time by identifying and selecting the essential elements for exposure;
- Being able to analyse critically the case studies and the experiences presented.