Why Include? With Dr Matthew Schuelka

Block 2, Dubai International Academic City, P.O. 341799, University of Birmingham Dubai
Alumni, Dubai Campus, International, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences, Students, Teaching
Wednesday 6th March 2019 (17:00-19:30)
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Join us at our next Teacher Education Open Evening on Wednesday 6th March to hear from world renown experts in Autism and Inclusion and Special Education Needs.

Globally, including students with disabilities in mainstream classrooms is becoming a major topic of educational development. In Dubai, this has certainly become a major area of focus. In this lecture, Dr Matthew Schuelka (Programme Leader of ISEN at UoB-Dubai) will discuss why inclusive education is important, how we know that inclusion is ‘working’, and challenges to inclusion that we can work to overcome. The lecture will focus both on Dubai and other lessons-learned from around the world.

The lecture is followed by a question and answer session chaired by Professor Karen Guldberg

This guest lecture is suitable for all teachers across Dubai schools.

Professor Karen Guldberg

Dr Karen Guldberg is Professor in Autism Studies, University of Birmingham, UK. She is also Director of the Autism Centre for Education and Research and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK. Karen conducts real-world research in the classroom, with a focus on pedagogy, social learning and the specific learning needs of children with autism. She has led projects working in partnership with schools, practitioners and parents to research technology use and the learning arising from this. Karen has been involved in producing a number of online training resources, for educators as well as health practitioners

Dr. Matthew Schuelka

Dr Matthew Schuelka is very active in inclusive education development, policy, and understanding around the world. He has been involved in educational research and development projects in places such as the United States, Serbia, Zambia, India, Japan, Malaysia, and especially Bhutan. Dr. Schuelka has a wide research focus on inclusive education policy, systems, and structures; inclusion as a whole-school approach (i.e. Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, Universal Design for Learning, and other frameworks); educational anthropology; and disability studies.

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The event starts with networking and canapes at 5pm.

The lecture will commence from 6pm to 7.30pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

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