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New module introduced to enhance Special Educational Needs and Disability degree

Released: 17.08.18


Plymouth Marjon University’s Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies degree is introducing a new module for all second year students to help with their education.

The module, called Disability and Social Theory, aims to provide theoretical knowledge that can then be applied in a practical setting.

The Programme Leader, Dr. Jonathan Harvey, told us: “We’re at the cutting edge of this area by understanding the theories associated with the subject and then trying to use that knowledge in the real world.”

The new module will be based closely on class discussion with students given the chance to challenge and engage with the ideas of current disability theorists.

The module runs parallel to a work placement scheme in the second year of the course, giving students a unique opportunity to apply what they learn immediately in to a genuine workplace setting.

Dr. Harvey told us: “The course has always been strong but what this new module does is give a theoretical backdrop to what is already taught on the course. We’ll be covering concepts such as power, space and place and the future; which is often a concept neglected when discussing disabled people, their family and carers.”

Places are still available to study Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies in 2018 and you can find out more about the course here.

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