Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/58532

Using DSE to ‘Notice, Recognize and Respond’ to Tools of Exclusion and Opportunities for Inclusion in New Zealand

File Size Format  
307.pdf 266.23 kB Adobe PDF View/Open
306.docx 36.4 kB Microsoft Word XML View/Open
308.txt 35.92 kB Text View/Open

Item Summary

Title:Using DSE to ‘Notice, Recognize and Respond’ to Tools of Exclusion and Opportunities for Inclusion in New Zealand
Authors:Morton, Missy
Keywords:curriculum
pedagogy
assessment
Date Issued:2012
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
Citation:Morton, M. (2012). Using DSE to ‘Notice, Recognize and Respond’ to Tools of Exclusion and Opportunities for Inclusion in New Zealand. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 8(3).
Series:vol. 8, no. 3
Abstract:In this paper, I describe three ways that Disability Studies in Education (DSE) informs our work on curriculum assessment in New Zealand. First, DSE provides a framework for interrogating practices of exclusion in education. Education has a (long) history of being unequally available to all students. Traditionally, in New Zealand as elsewhere, the role of assessment (and expert assessors) has been to decide which students get access to which types of education. Traditional forms of assessment focus on the individual. DSE suggests how this focus on the performance of individual has unintended negative consequences. Second, DSE suggests possibilities for inclusive education. When learning is understood as co-constructed, new approaches to assessment are needed. In this paper I describe a New Zealand project to support teachers to use narrative assessment as an approach that supports teachers to notice, recognise and respond to students’ competences, with a developing understanding of learning as co-constructed. Narrative assessment supports teachers to get to know their students’ interests and strengths and use these to support learning; to build relationships with their students and their students’ families. I conclude by describing how DSE reminds us to be always vigilant to the pull of powerful normatizing discourses.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/58532
ISSN:1552-9215
Appears in Collections: RDS Volume 8, No. 3


Please email libraryada-l@lists.hawaii.edu if you need this content in ADA-compliant format.

Items in ScholarSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.