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Evidence and Pedagogy for Inclusion – Application and Reflection30 creditsMaster of EducationOnlineValidated by Middlesex University


You will need to have completed a Skills and Knowledge module prior to taking Evidence and Pedagogy for Inclusion

Why take this module?

Apply what you have learned in your Skills & Knowledge module to the development of professional practice in your setting (casework and school-based work).

You will focus on reflective practice. This will give you the tools to continue to improve your practice long after you have completed the course. It’s a vital part of lifelong learning.

Cohorts begin in January, May, or September.

The next cohort begins on 15 January 2024. Book and enrol before 15 January 2024 to join our next cohort.

How will you benefit?

The Evidence and Pedagogy for Inclusion module will enable students:

  • To link theory to applied professional practice.
  • To understand the key points for effective provision and use Appreciative Inquiry techniques to review existing practice.
  • To be able to plan, deliver and evaluate interventions in their educational  setting for pupils with needs in the nominated SEND focus area.
  • To promote critical engagement with a body of knowledge about theory and  practice related to the nominated SEND focus area.
  • To further develop the skills of a reflective practitioner in education, analysing the differences between espoused theory and theory in action.
  • To engage with  and listen to pupils and parents, whilst demonstrating skills to practice safely,  ethically and in partnership with pupils and parents.

Develop professional expertise

  • Assess, plan and monitor group and individual needs’ provision using an evidence-based approach.
  • Understand the relationship between psychological theories and practice.
  • Evaluate effectiveness using reflective practitioner skills.
  • Develop the tools to conduct effective practitioner/action research

Add real value to your school

  • Bring expertise in-school and save money.
  • Develop practical skills, tutored by experienced professionals.
  • Access a wealth of practical resources, academic research and interactive materials to support you.
  • Develop your confidence to support the most vulnerable and complex children in your school effectively.

Learn on the job

  • Harness your day-to-day professional experience and work with your tutor to develop your skills.
  • Theories, reflection and activities will help you to explore aspects of your own and others’ practice.

Engage with flexible e-learning

  • Study online and integrate your learning into your working day.
  • Work at a time and pace that suits you.
  • Take part in a flexible module that draws on a broad range of learning tasks and practical experience.
  • Work closely with your peers and dedicated tutors online.
  • Experience mentoring and work placements that really complement your learning.
  • Access our sophisticated online learning platform and utilise the latest technologies: video and multimedia content, case studies and problem-based scenarios, directed reading, structured learning logs, online discussion, online questionnaires, peer evaluation, student forum and webinars (with tutors and guest lecturers).

Accrue credits towards your MEd

  • Attain 30 Masters-level (M-level) credits when you successfully complete this module.
  • We offer an unrivalled range of follow-on, practice-led SEND courses that count towards your MEd.
  • Get 180 credits and the MEd is yours.

Connect with your peers

  • Obtain exclusive access to Campus OnlineTM.
  • Interact with your peers using our advanced learning platform and our unique student forum.

We will ensure that you never feel lonely or unsupported in your studies.

Liaise with experienced tutors

  • Enjoy dedicated specialist support from a broad range of experienced tutors.
  • Work with a learning coach, professional tutor and receive dedicated support from the tutor team – made up of experienced SENCOs/SEN consultants/educational psychologists (EPs).

Our SENCOs and EPs know the education sector inside out.

Choose a start date that suits you

Book and enrol for the Evidence and Pedagogy for Inclusion course before 15 January 2024 to join our next cohort.

How will you be assessed?

Assessment is through coursework assignments covering the 6 learning outcomes, as follows:

  • Practice Analysis (2500 words): Analysis of the Appreciative Inquiry process undertaken to review an aspect of SEND provision in the setting, and an evidence-informed plan to implement changes in the setting to reduce barriers for learners with SEND (in nominated area).
  • Critical Analysis: (2500 words): A case study evaluating planned support for a pupil (or pupils) with SEND (in nominated area) incorporating a critique of the selected model of provision or intervention, which interrogates the theory, evidence base and programme design. 
  • Reflective Analysis: (1000 words) A reflective journal incorporating critical analysis of professional development undertaken, relevant research and consideration of implications for work with colleagues and  applied practice with learners with SEND.

Should they wish to and where a word equivalence option is given, delegates will be encouraged to produce a portfolio with evidence. This will include the use of multimedia approaches where suitable but delegates will not be penalised for using text based submissions.

How is the module delivered?

  • You will develop your professional knowledge and understanding through practice – it’s the best way to learn!
  • Campus OnlineTM will support you with content that complements your learning every step of the way.
  • Study with some of the finest practitioners around and engage with outstanding content and practical activities that truly enhance your professional development.

Are you eligible?

To take this module we require you:

  • To have already completed, or be currently enrolled in one of the MEd Skills and Knowledge (S&K) modules
  • To maintain one SEND pathway specialism through from the S&K module to the Evidence and Pedagogy for Inclusion (EPI) module to enable exit award to include SEND specific title

Please note

As part of this process, you will also need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Visit GOV.UK for more information.

Are you based in an international setting?

This course is available online and can, therefore, be completed anywhere in the world. Please click here for advice on payment options and other information relevant to those studying outside of the UK.

How much does it cost?

We offer a flexible range of fees to suit your finances:

  • A one-off payment of £1,495 + VAT
  • Three instalments of £523 + VAT
  • Ten instalments of £162 + VAT

For further information please visit the payment FAQ page found here.

Speak to us (01273 358080) or make a booking.

When does the course start?

Cohorts begin in January, May, or September.

The next cohort begins on 15 January 2024. Book and enrol before 15 January 2024 to join our next cohort.

Please note: as it takes time to process your application and payment, we strongly recommend to register as soon as possible, so that you don’t miss the next intake.

How long does it take to complete the course?

The duration of this module is up to one year.

We do understand, however, that circumstances can arise that could prevent the course being completed in this time period. If this is the case, an extension can be arranged in conjunction with the admin team and your tutor.

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