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** CANCELLED ** Lecture by Dr Franziska Felder (University of Zurich) - The ethics of inclusion, or: why we still need to talk about what inclusion means

Graduate School of Education Lecture Series

A School of Education seminar
Date10 March 2020
Time13:00 to 14:30
PlaceBaring Court 114

Many researchers working on topics around inclusive education either tend to think that 'we have talked enough about inclusion, we should just do it', or they are inclined to perceive inclusion as an idea too far-fetched or even as an illusion. I think both assumptions are wrong or even dangerous. The 'hands-on mentality' is dangerous because it implies a sharp dichotomy between politics, practice, empirical research and the theory of inclusion. The 'pure illusion mentality', on the other hand, is misleading because it ignores that inclusion indeed presents an ideal and thus necessarily points to an educational goal (perhaps never being reached). So, how do we might conceive inclusion theoretically? In this talk, I will present my methodological approach to inclusion, its conceptualization into a theory of inclusion and some of the topics that emerge from that if we think of the more practical issues concerning inclusive education and schooling. 

Franziska Felder is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and a Honorary Fellow at the University of Birmingham. From 2020 on, she will be Professor for inclusive education and disability research at the University of Vienna (Austria). She is currently writing a book on the normative foundations of inclusive education. 




Intended audienceAcademic staff, students, teachers and professionals
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CostFree of charge
OrganizerGSE Events

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