Examines the social construction of disability and theories of disablement. Introduces students to lived experiences of disability and the material, cultural and socio-political consequences of ableism and intersectionality. Critically analyses legislation, policy and practice in this field and promotes practices that enable social justice and social inclusion..
Topic 1: The discourse of disability
Topic 2: Issues and barriers
Topic 3: Theories of Disablement
Topic 4: Social Inclusion, social justice and advocacy
Topic 5: Community interventions and practice models
Topic 6: Violence, safety and Disability
Topic 7: Disability legislation and policy
Topic 8: The National Disability Insurance Scheme
Topic 9: Rethinking and Re-imagining Disability
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||analyse the diverse lived experiences of people who live with disability|
|2||define discrimination and discuss its impact on people who live a disability|
|3||analyse and apply theories of disablement|
|4||critically evaluate how legislation and policy influences the theoretical frameworks and practices used in community organisations|
|5||critically analyse practice in this field and recognise hallmarks of good practice.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- analyse the diverse lived experiences of people who live with disability
- define discrimination and discuss its impact on people who live a disability
- analyse and apply theories of disablement
- critically evaluate how legislation and policy influences the theoretical frameworks and practices used in community organisations
- critically analyse practice in this field and recognise hallmarks of good practice.
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
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