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MSc/PGDip Deaf Education / Course details

Year of entry: 2020

Course unit details:
Curricular Access

Unit code HCDI60280
Credit rating 15
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Full year
Offered by Division of Human Communication, Development and Hearing
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

 On completion of this unit successful students will be able to:

  • Discriminate between the development of literacy in hearing and deaf children
  • Summarize and explain the interrelationship between first language acquisition and literacy and specify the implications for deaf children across the curriculum
  • Explain the inherent language demands placed on deaf children in respect to accessing the curriculum.
  • Appraise key literacy skills and behaviours, their relevance to children’s broader curricular experiences and recommend a number of strategies for supporting their further development.
  • Explain how to assess a pupil or group of pupils’ literacy level(s) and needs and justify appropriate work/support programmes
  • To promote best practice in curricular access across the curriculum with specific focus on developing literacy, skills in deaf children.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit successful students will be able to:

  • Discriminate between the development of literacy in hearing and deaf children
  • Summarize and explain the interrelationship between first language acquisition and literacy and specify the implications for deaf children across the curriculum
  • Explain the inherent language demands placed on deaf children in respect to accessing the curriculum.
  • Appraise key literacy skills and behaviours, their relevance to children’s broader curricular experiences and recommend a number of strategies for supporting their further development.
  • Explain how to assess a pupil or group of pupils’ literacy level(s) and needs and justify appropriate work/support programmes
    • Lectures
    • Workshops with use of video resource materials
    • Seminars with application of course materials during teaching placement.

Transferable skills and personal qualities

  • Written communication through the written assignment on literacy skills
  • Advocacy skills in promoting optimum speech reading conditions in a mainstream setting
  • Interpersonal skills in working proactively within the workshop setting
  • Negotiating skills in achieving an opportunity to withdraw a pupil from a National Curriculum subject in order to undertake assessment of speech intelligibility
  • Problem solving in analysing literacy skills in deaf children and devising appropriate programmes

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 online reading lists

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 31
Placement hours
Placement 100
Independent study hours
Independent study 19

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Lindsey Jones Unit coordinator

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