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MSc/PGDip Deaf Education

Year of entry: 2021

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Course unit details:
Language Assessment

Unit code HCDI60250
Credit rating 15
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Offered by Division of Human Communication, Development and Hearing
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

On successful completion of this course unit students will have demonstrate the ability:

  •   To evaluate the underlying rationale upon which assessment is made centered on development and natural language frameworks
  •   To critique and apply strategies and techniques used in assessing deaf children’s development in language
  •   To analyze and explain the language levels of individual deaf children for summative, formative and diagnostic purposes
  •   To appraise and construct a package of measures which are most appropriate for supporting the language development of individual children

Aims

  •   To provide a theoretical and practical framework against which detailed language assessments can be undertaken. To develop the skills necessary to enable useful interpretation of language assessments and reports made by other professionals on deaf children and young people. To identify and be able to prioritize linguistic targets.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course unit students will have demonstrate the ability:

  •   To evaluate the underlying rationale upon which assessment is made centered on development and natural language frameworks
  •   To critique and apply strategies and techniques used in assessing deaf children’s development in language
  •   To analyze and explain the language levels of individual deaf children for summative, formative and diagnostic purposes
  •   To appraise and construct a package of measures which are most appropriate for supporting the language development of individual children

Teaching and learning methods

  •   Lectures
  •   Workshops
  •   Seminars
  •   E-learning resources
  •   Tutorials
  •   Practical experience while on assessed teaching placement.

Transferable skills and personal qualities

  •   Interpersonal skills in group working during workshops and practically whilst on teaching placement
  •   Flexibility in meeting the diverse assessment needs of deaf children and young people on placement when resources may not parallel those used in the University
  •   Multi-agency working in completing linguistic assessment with supplementary information from Speech and Language therapists and other professionals
  •   Formal report writing, including recognising confidentiality, appropriate linguistic register and importance of a formative summary

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Written assignment (inc essay) 100%

Feedback methods

Written feedback

Recommended reading

All references and reading materials as well as links to other resources are on line and available through Reading Lists online

The resource room has a large range of language assessment materials for reference, these will be used in workshops and are available to use within the University and on placement via the Programme Director. Please do not remove any materials without permission.

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 30
Independent study hours
Independent study 120

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Lindsey Jones Unit coordinator

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