Two free online courses which you can take in your own time are being offered this summer on the FutureLearn platform (owned by The Open University) — and they look from the course description to be very good introductions to issues surrounding disability.
Thinking through disability
The course aims are to enable you to:
- identify how understandings of people with disabilities have changed over time
- critically reflect on changing understandings of disability
- identify core concepts in the social understanding of disability
- appreciate the intersections between individual, social, political and cultural aspects of disability
- understand what a good life might mean for a diversity of people, including people with disabilities.
The course is suitable for both beginners and experts and people with disabilities and their family members, friends and allies as well as others (see the course description for more details). The course is provided by the University of New South Wales Australia through the UK’s FutureLearn, so will include a global perspective.
Disability and a good life: Working with disability
This is the follow on course to Thinking through disability and starts on 1 August 2016 — don’t worry though if you are on holiday, you can join at a later date. Read the full course description here.
- Thinking through disability: Starts 16 May 2016
- Disability and a good life: Working with disability: Starts 1 August 2016
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If you’re on Twitter you can follow the course using the hashtag: #FLThinkingDisability