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:

  • demonstrate they are conversant approaches to literacy development in hearing and deaf children;
  • demonstrate awareness of current central and local government initiatives;
  • explore and demonstrate understanding of the interrelationship between first language acquisition and literacy and consider the implications for deaf children across the curriculum;
  • identify key literacy skills and behaviours, their relevance to children's broader curricular experiences and consider a number of strategies for supporting their further development;
  • demonstrate their ability to assess a pupil or group of pupils' literacy level(s) and needs and consider appropriate work/support programmes;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the specific challenges of mathematics for deaf learners and how these may be addressed;
  • further develop use of ICT skills as these pertain to deaf learners;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the components of speech reading and the practical implications in mainstream classrooms.

Aims

  • To promote best practice in curricular access across the curriculum, with specific focus on developing literacy, numeracy and IT skills in deaf children.

Teaching and learning methods

  • Lectures
  • Workshops with use of video resource materials
  • Seminars with application of course materials during teaching placement.

Knowledge and understanding

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

  • demonstrate they are conversant approaches to literacy development in hearing and deaf children;
  • demonstrate awareness of current central and local government initiatives;
  • explore and demonstrate understanding of the interrelationship between first language acquisition and literacy and consider the implications for deaf children across the curriculum;
  • identify key literacy skills and behaviours, their relevance to children's broader curricular experiences and consider a number of strategies for supporting their further development;
  • demonstrate their ability to assess a pupil or group of pupils' literacy level(s) and needs and consider appropriate work/support programmes;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the specific challenges of mathematics for deaf learners and how these may be addressed;
  • further develop use of ICT skills as these pertain to deaf learners;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the components of speech reading and the practical implications in mainstream classrooms.

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

  • Written assignment - 100%.

Recommended reading

All references and reading materials, as well as links to other resources, are online and available through Links2list.

Study hours

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

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