Inclusive Education Network seminar: Mapping Inclusive Practice and Pedagogy in Scotland’s ITE courses

Mapping Inclusive Practice and Pedagogy in Scotland’s ITE courses

Sate: Wednesday 23rd February 2022

Time: 4.30-5.30pm

via Zoom

Presenters: Dianne Cantali, University of Dundee; Prof. Lani Florian, University of Edinburgh, and Dr Archie Graham, University of Aberdeen


Following the development of the National Framework for Inclusion (STEC, 2009 and updated 2014), the Scottish Universities Inclusion Group have been working to articulate and deliver consistent approaches to the promotion of inclusive pedagogy across initial teacher education courses in Scotland.  A collaborative research project, supported by the Scottish Council of Deans, took place in the academic session 2018/19 to identify and map inclusive pedagogy across Scotland’s universities initial teacher education programmes.

We used The Council of Europe’s ‘Tool to Upgrade Teacher Education Practices for Inclusive Education’ (Hollenweger, Pantic and Florian, 2015) to map inclusive teacher education practice and to identify and record how the principled approaches of the Framework for Inclusion are evident in initial teacher education across Scotland.  Findings suggest that while there are some instances where inclusive pedagogy and inclusive education are taught explicitly; for much of the initial teacher education courses, inclusive pedagogy is implicitly present and underpins much of the teaching, learning and assessment which takes place both in university-based learning and placement-based learning.

The recording of this seminar can be viewed below:


Hollenweger, J., Pantic, N. & Florian, L. (2015). Tool to Upgrade Teacher Education Practices for Inclusive Education. Strasbourg: Council of Europe. Retrieved from

Scottish Teacher Education Committee (STEC). (2014). National Framework for Inclusion Revised. Retrieved from

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