ERIS303 Disability Studies and Education (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Educational Sciences
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



Accessibility, emancipatory education, disability culture and arts, disability consciousness

Completion methods

Participation in contact teaching and/or independent study, learning assignments and/or exam. Mode of completion to be specified in the Study Programme.

Assessment details

Active participation in teaching and completing and passing learning assignments/exam.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
- identify the theoretical presumptions and pedagogical applications of Disability Studies in Education
- assess the accessibility and usability of various learning environments
- apply the principles of emancipatory and transformative education in teaching
- utilise the elements of disability culture and arts in instruction
- critically analyse the representations of disability in school text books, children’s literature and other learning material
- use pedagogical means to influence children’s and adolescents’ disability consciousness and attitudes towards disability

Study materials

Gabel, S. L. (Ed.). (2005). Disability studies in education: Readings in theory and method. New York: P. Lang.
Other material to be announced at the beginning of the course.


  • Gabel, S. L. 2005. Disability Studies in Education. Readings in theory and method. New York: Peter Lang (soveltuvin osin) (eri painokset hyväksytään); ISBN 0-8204-5549-0

Completion methods

Method 1

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Parts of the completion methods
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