Scottish Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2019

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    Initial Teacher Education in Scotland: Mapping Inclusive Pedagogy - The Scottish Universities Inclusion Group (SUIG)
    Sub-theme: Social Justice and InclusionInitial Teacher Education in Scotland: Mapping Inclusive Pedagogy The Scottish Universities Inclusion GroupSymposium Organiser: Dianne Cantali, University of Dundee and Chair of the Scottish Universities Inclusion Group. Contact email address: Symposium Chair: Dianne CantaliSymposium Discussant: Jane EssexPresenters: Kirsten Darling-McQuistan and Archie Graham, University of Aberdeen (Abstract 1)Dianne Cantali and Mary Knight, University of Dundee (Abstract 2)Stella Mouroutsou and Andrea Priestley, University of Stirling (Abstract 3)Key WordsInitial teacher education; inclusive pedagogy; inclusion; inclusive teachingPurpose of Symposium and Relationship Between PapersFollowing the development of the National Framework for Inclusion (STEC 2009 and 2014), the Scottish Universities Inclusion Group has continued to work to articulate and deliver consistent approaches to the promotion of inclusive pedagogy across Scotland’s universities initial teacher education programmes. As part of this, a national study which aimed to identify and map inclusive pedagogy across all of Scotland’s universities’ initial teacher education programmes has been carried out, supported by the Scottish Council of Deans of Education. As such the study is of national and international importance.All eight universities are participating in the ongoing study which has used The Council of Europe’s ‘Tool to Upgrade Teacher Education Practices for Inclusive Education’ (Hollenweger, Pantic & Florian, 2015). Following the individual paper which was presented at SERA 2018, and in which preliminary findings were discussed; we would welcome the opportunity to host a symposium in which the research findings can be discussed with a wider audience. Three papers from some of the participating universities will be presented, providing an insight into the rich tapestry of inclusive pedagogy which underpins initial teacher education in Scotland, and highlighting good practice in this area. ReferencesHollenweger, J., Pantic, N. and Florian, L. (2015) Tool to Upgrade Teacher Education Practices for Inclusive Education. Strasbourg: Council of Europe. Retrieved from Scottish Teacher Education Committee (STEC). (2014) National Framework for Inclusion Revised. Retrieved from
    Period20 Nov 2019
    Event typeConference
    Conference number44