An introduction to Disability Studies, which critically examines disability issues across a wide range of disciplines as well as different socio-cultural, political, economic, historical, legal, and educational contexts.
EDUC 105 has easily been the best and most influential paper I have ever taken at
University. (Student feedback, 2013)
Disability is everywhere, once you start looking for it. This paper introduces students to Disability Studies, a multidisciplinary field of inquiry that focuses on the experiences, rights and leadership of disabled people. It is relevant to ALL students - we welcome students from ALL university divisions/disciplines.
|Paper title||Disability Studies: An Introduction|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$868.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,656.70|
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- An open mind and willingness to think.
- Teaching staff
- Dr Gill Rutherford
- Paper Structure
- Key Concepts:
- Disability is a natural part of being human
- Disability is about human rights
- Understanding individuals' experiences of disability is critical in developing respectful ways of knowing about this aspect of human difference
- Understanding people begins with a presumption of competence
- Language matters
- A list of course readings will be provided.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication,
Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, global perspective, interdisciplinary
perspective, lifelong learning, communication, critical thinking, cultural understanding,
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- Learning Outcomes
- On successful completion of the paper, it is anticipated that students will be able
- Identify and explain the social, cultural and political dimensions of disability
- Demonstrate an understanding of different theoretical approaches to disability
- Critically analyse disabling barriers in society (e.g. cultural, attitudinal, informational, architectural, educational, economic, legal)
- Apply theoretical knowledge of disability in interpreting individuals' experiences across different life domains (e.g. health, education, employment, community living)
- Communicate personal and theoretical understandings of disability issues in a respectful manner