The Contribution of Interdisciplinary Education to the Development of Students Competences with Intellectual Disabilities. An Analysis from the Social and Rights Model

  1. María Teresa Ortega-Camarero
  2. Vanesa Baños-Martínez
Controversial Issues and Social Problems for an Integrated Disciplinary Teaching
  1. Ortega-Sánchez, D. (ed. lit.)

Publisher: Springer

ISSN: 2662-9461

ISBN: 9783031086960

Year of publication: 2022

Pages: 153-170

Type: Book chapter

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-08697-7 GOOGLE SCHOLAR


Interdisciplinary education is presented as an opportunity to address the challenges of education, especially in the case of the most vulnerable groups. People with intellectual disabilities, because of their specific cognitive processes that influence their learning, have particularly suffered the consequences of school exclusion. In recent years, international treaties have addressed the inclusive education of people with disabilities as one of the problems to be tackled, in a context of diversity and learning for all, and at all stages of life. In the face of difficulties, the foundations that define interdisciplinary education make it a good practice for achieving equal educational opportunities, by addressing content in a holistic way that is close to real problems. This chapter delves into interdisciplinary education as a strategy available for the learning of people with intellectual disabilities, under the approach of the social and rights model, establishing links between the context and the person through new approaches, thus offering a new framework of opportunities for lifelong, quality and inclusive learning.