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ED50BQ: LITERACY DIFFICULTIES AND DYSLEXIA (2017-2018)

Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 12:37


Course Overview

Focus Courses: ED50BQ Literacy Difficulties and Dyslexia OR ED50BP An Introduction to Autism and Its Implications for Classroom Practice 15 SM Points each

The focus element of this combined 30 credit module examines either literacy difficulties or autism in detail. Participants have the opportunity to explore in their practice how they might facilitate the enhanced participation of pupils facing these potential challenges in their learning.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Ms Mhairi Beaton
  • Dr Jennifer Spratt

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Education (ED) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

A critical evaluation of the following: the current literature and research on the complex nature of literacy difficulties and dyslexia within a framework of social justice and equality of access the perspectives, needs and rights of learners and parents the development of reading and literacy skills with particular emphasis on learners who experience difficulty the wider implications of literacy difficulties and dyslexia within an inclusive and collaborative educational framework strategies for making the curriculum accessible for all learners current whole school and classroom practice with a view to more effectively supporting literacy

Further Information & Notes

This course is one of two choices which should be taken with ED50BR Participation and Learning.  The second choice is ED50BP An Introduction to Autism and Its Implications for Classroom Practice 15 SM Points each.

ED50BR
This course considers in detail effective practice in collaboration, and examines systems and organisational issues, as well as the development of personal skills. It also considers in particular the potential impact of collaboration on the learner.

ED50BP
The focus element of this combined 30 credit module examines either literacy difficulties or autism in detail. Participants have the opportunity to explore in their practice how they might facilitate the enhanced participation of pupils facing these potential challenges in their learning.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

None.

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st attempt: Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment 1 synoptic assignment equivalent to a total of 6000 words which will draw from the work of 2 courses, Participation and Learning and Literacy Difficulties and Dyslexia. Assessment will be criterion-based. Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of feedback on the original submission.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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