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MSc/PGDip Deaf Education / Course details

Year of entry: 2020

Course unit details:
Teaching and Learning 2

Unit code HCDI60310
Credit rating 15
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
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:

  • identify the special educational needs of deaf children/young people both as a group and as individuals;
  • communicate effectively and promote learning with a range of deaf children/young people;
  • employ a range of appropriate and differentiated teaching methods for deaf children/young people;
  • plan, deliver and evaluate an appropriate curriculum for the deaf children/young people;
  • create a stimulating teaching/learning environment for deaf children/young people;
  • form and sustain productive working relationships with deaf children/young people;
  • manage time effectively on behalf of deaf children/young people in a range of educational settings;
  • work effectively with professional colleagues and other adults employed to support deaf children/young people;
  • use a range of audiological equipment with confidence and consistency to promote the effective use of residual hearing;
  • apply theoretical knowledge and skills gained in other parts of the course to the practical teaching situation;
  • reflect critically and with flexibility upon their own professional practice.

Details relating to the requirements of teaching placement have been developed with the framework of the Specialist Skills required of teachers undertaking a mandatory qualification (TDA) and are explained in the teaching placement handbook.

Aims

The aim of the classroom-based components of training courses for teachers of the deaf is to extend professional knowledge, competence and experience to the specialist area of deafness.

In addition, students must complete the Professional Log demonstrating they have met the TDA Mandatory Outcomes (see Professional Log).

Teaching and learning methods

  • Lectures, seminars and workshops, plus one four-week block assessed teaching placement in educational privision for deaf children in each of the two modules.
  • Three visits in each of the two modules.
  • Video resource materials.

Knowledge and understanding

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

  • identify the special educational needs of deaf children/young people both as a group and as individuals;
  • communicate effectively and promote learning with a range of deaf children/young people;
  • employ a range of appropriate and differentiated teaching methods for deaf children/young people;
  • plan, deliver and evaluate an appropriate curriculum for the deaf children/young people;
  • create a stimulating teaching/learning environment for deaf children/young people;
  • form and sustain productive working relationships with deaf children/young people;
  • manage time effectively on behalf of deaf children/young people in a range of educational settings;
  • work effectively with professional colleagues and other adults employed to support deaf children/young people;
  • use a range of audiological equipment with confidence and consistency to promote the effective use of residual hearing;
  • apply theoretical knowledge and skills gained in other parts of the course to the practical teaching situation;
  • reflect critically and with flexibility upon their own professional practice.

Details relating to the requirements of teaching placement have been developed with the framework of the Specialist Skills required of teachers undertaking a mandatory qualification (TDA) and are explained in the teaching placement handbook.

Transferable skills and personal qualities

  • Written communication: presentation of lesson plans, summary reports and audiological profiles within the teaching placement file.

Assessment methods

  • Four-week teaching placement worth 100% (Year 2 and FT).

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 10
Placement hours
Placement 140
Independent study hours
Independent study 0

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