Dean's Lecture - Beyond biomedical and social models of disability: Outline of a cultural-historical model

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Event Details

Date:
21 November 2017 at 5:30 pm – 21 November 2017 at 7:30 pm
Venue:
Monash University, Clayton campus
Campus:
Monash University, Clayton campus
Open to:
Public
Cost:
Free
Categories:
Alumni; Education; Other events; Public lectures; General

Description

Two opposing models of disability exist; medical and social. The medical model focuses on impairment as the result of physical defects of the body; and the social model focuses on how barriers in society construct disability by limiting the participation of particular groups of people.

Associate Professor Louise Bøttcher introduces a disability model based on Vygotsky’s cultural-historical theory of how human development is formed through a dialectical process between biological maturation and participation in cultural forms.


Event Contact

Name
Monash Education
E-Mail
edu-events@monash.edu
Phone
0399044273
Organisation
Monash Education, Monash University