General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Inclusive communication
Language English
Module lecturer dr Anna Jelec
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position PhD
Faculty Faculty of English
Semester 2022/2023 (summer)
Duration 15
USOS code 15-IC-AMU-PIE-11


Weekly class on Tuesday 15:00-16:30 (3 PM - 4:30 PM)

Class takes place in Collegium Heliodori, room 235

Summer semester classes begin on Feb 28th

(this is a 15h class, so classes end April 25th)

Module aim (aims)

This short course develops your awareness of how language choices affect communication, particularly with disadvantaged groups and in healthcare contexts. We will look at different communicative needs and decide how to address them, learn some basic principles of good communication in speech and writing, and lay the groundwork to establish good communicative habits.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Very good knowledge of English in speech and writing. The course requires active participation and completion of a final project.  


What makes communication inclusive and to whom 

Introduction to cognitive frame theory  

Frame analysis in healthcare  

Wheaton’s law: inclusive communication in practice 

Conceptual metaphor and blending theories  

Pragmatics of inclusive communication: language and gesture 

Five standards for inclusive communication 

Reading list

- Jonathan Rix (2015) Must Inclusion be Special? Rethinking Educational Support Within a Community of Provision. Current Debates in Educational Psychology 

- George Rupp (2015)  Beyond Individualism: The Challenge of Inclusive Communities. Columbia University Press 

-  Kat Holmes, John Maeda (2018). Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design. Mit Press