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Disability Studies @ 2013 Otago University Summer School
Otago University is offering EDUC 105 Disability Studies at its 2013 Summer School.
EDUC 105 Disability Studies
Life Beyond the Label Before you make up your mind, open it…
Disability Studies is a relatively new academic discipline that focuses on the experiences, rights and leadership of disabled people. Interpreting disability within a social justice framework, Disability Studies examines disability issues across a wide range of disciplines as well as different socio-cultural, political, economic, historical, legal, and educational contexts. As a multidisciplinary field of studies, Disability Studies: An Introduction is of interest and relevance to students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines who wish to better understand the complexity of disability issues in contemporary society. The paper provides students with opportunities to develop critical understandings of an aspect of humanity that affects us all.
The paper is being taught by Dr Gill Rutherford, and will have a number of guest speakers.
Lectures: Tuesday and Thursdays 10.00 to 11.50
Otago Summer School 07 January – 21 February 2013
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Disability Studies: Every Body In Conference Podcasts
The majority of papers and podcasts captured at the 2011 Disability Studies: Every Body In Inaugural Conference are now available on either UniTube or iTunes U.
The Keynote addresses and Tom Shakespeare’s Public Lecture are being hosted on iTunes U.
The following are available now and the others will be available shortly.
- Keynote: Tom Shakespeare: Making a difference: How disability research can change our world
- Keynote: Anne Hawker: Alice through the looking glass: Disability Studies’ cultural contribution
- Public Lecture: Tom Shakespeare: The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Why it matters.
The papers and podcasts of the concurrent sessions are available on UniTube.
- Martin Sullivan Doing Disability Studies in Aotearoa NZ: Current and future trajectories
- Missy Morton Disability Studies in Education: An agenda to support inclusive education
- Rachel Nobel, Kellye Bensley Shaken but not stirred: Deaf people and the Christchurch earthquakes
- Gill Rutherford et al Understanding school from students’ perspectives
- Matt Aitken, Michael Gaffney School was pretty good and why not? A student with learning difficulties shares some classroom experiences
- Annie Guerin Believing is seeing: Using narrative assessment to support inclusion
- Kristin Montgomery, Ann-Marie McIlroy Kristan moves towards independence: Learning supported by narrative assessment
- Karen O’Connell Disability discrimination laws, ‘bad’ behaviour and neurological diversity
- Jillian North et al The voice of the student
- Esther Woodbury Auto-mobile: Disability, driving and participation
- Deborah Payne Doing it differently: Motherhood and disability
- Brigit Mirfin-VeitchIs everybody really in? The parenting experiences of men and women with intellectual disability
- Angela Alexander Totally Awesome Parents: Parents with an intellectual disability are certainly not average! They are so much more
- Bridget Inder The art of valuing/the value of art: Challenging preconceptions of art in the disability sector
- Duncan Armstrong, Ian Armstrong Rock band ‘Mr Handsome’: The long and winding road
- Hahna Briggs, Jenny Newstead Creative illusions: An approach to integrated dance choreography
Disability Studies: Every Body In, Inaugural Conference Nov 2011 PAPERS
This album contains papers and power points of presentations from the Conference.
20th Anniversary Lecture "Our Statures Touch the Skys": High Achievers with Disabilities
As of the 1st April 2012 the University of Otago has been providing formalised support for Students with Disabilities for 20 years.
To mark this occasion Disability Information and Support held a Celebratory Public Lecture
"Our Statures Touch the Skies": High Achievers with Disabilities
Presented by Dr Tom Shakespeare
- Public Lecture: Tom Shakespeare: DI&S 20TH Anniversary Lecture: "Our statures touch the skies": High achievers with disabilities
Disability Information & Support Newsletter
Looking for Casual Work?
Do you take good notes? Do you want to assist your peers by providing them with a copy of your lecture notes? Earn $6.50 per set of lecture notes you deliver to DI&S.
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Email the Note-taker Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 479 9785 to check what papers we need note-takers for.
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Exam Writers and Supervisors
We are looking for senior students/graduates to act as exam writers and/or supervisors for both term tests and end of semester final examinations.
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