IEAC133 - Attitudes and Inclusion

10 cp
Prerequisite: Nil
Teaching Organisation: Nil

The unit aims to explore attitude formation and engender broad understanding of the impact that societal attitudes to disability have on the social experiences of people living with disability. Attitude formation evident in past and current discourse is examined and compared with students' own familial, cultural, and peer group experiences. Processes and effects of stereotyping are identified by examination of media and local research, to articulate everyday examples of the ways people may be socially excluded in their daily lives. Students are encouraged to actively confront and develop strategies to address the barriers faced by people with living with disability.