Investigate concepts that are central to inclusive education, such as disability, difference, wellbeing, labelling and inclusion. Immerse yourself in the history, theories and policies surrounding these concepts. Consider different philosophical perspectives, value positions and educational ideologies that have been used to explain approaches to education and childhood. Challenge your preconceptions and consider the meaning and implications of these ideas for individuals, education and society as a whole.
You will benefit from studying alongside students on related courses. Together you will learn about:
- How children and young people develop
- Child protection and safeguarding requirements
- How specific groups of learners may be labelled and stereotyped, leading to marginalisation and exclusion
- Mental health in children and young people
- The impact of disability, socio-economic status, trauma and abuse on development and education.
The specialist knowledge you will gain by choosing Education, SENI and Mental Health BA (Hons) includes:
- The psychology of learning and education, considering how children create develop, understand, retain and retrieve knowledge
- Neurodiversity and its implications for inclusive practice, investigating some of the cognitive, social and communication differences experienced by autistic learners and those with specific learning difficulties (SpLD)
- Critical debates in SEN and disability, such as prenatal screening and diagnosis, sexual relationships, and employment discrimination.
- Contemporary issues surrounding the role of technology in educational contexts.
This course will provide you with both a comprehensive understanding of education, SEN and mental health, and valuable practical experience in this field. You will gain at least 105 hours of work experience through the Learning in Practice module.
If you do not yet meet the minimum requirements for entry straight onto this degree course, or feel you are not quite ready for the transition to Higher Education, this is a great option for you. Passing a foundation year guarantees you a place on this degree course the following academic year.