New MOOC tackles disability, diversity and inclusivity in education

01 April 2016

On 4 April, UCT launched a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) – Education for All: Disability, Diversity and Inclusion – on the FutureLearn platform.

Aimed at parents, teachers and other professionals, the six-week course examines how children with disabilities can be included in all schools.

Covering all aspects of inclusive education, the course addresses barriers to learning and participation, and to transforming school communities. Although inclusive education is about all forms of diversity, this course is specifically about disability, which is often neglected.

Dr Judith McKenzie is the lead educator on the course. She has taught and published extensively on disability and inclusive education. Her co-pilot is Chioma Ohajunwa. Both are from the UCT Disability Studies programme.

This will be UCT’s third MOOC with links to health sciences.

A MOOC on social innovation is scheduled for July.

Caption: Course image from UCT’s new MOOC on inclusive education, which starts on 4 April 2016.

Story Helen Swingler.

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