Postgraduate Course: Specific Learning Difficulties: Dyslexia (EDUA11064)
|Moray House School of Education
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area
|Other subject area
|Taught in Gaelic?
|This module introduces the concept of specific learning difficulties as an umbrella term to cover a range of specific difficulties. The module then examines issues relating to the specific learning difficulty of Dyslexia. It is important that professionals are aware of recent research in this area and of the nature of difficulties experienced by dyslexic students. The module therefore seeks to broaden awareness of perspectives thus enabling teachers to identify and support young people with this specific learning difficulty. The process of assessment is of critical importance in ensuring appropriate support for dyslexic pupils. This module will therefore provide theoretical knowledge and practical competence in assessment thus enabling participants to critically examine and apply this knowledge.
Appropriate and effective teaching and learning approaches and the importance of working in collaboration with parents and other professionals will also be discussed.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
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|Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|By the end of this module course members will:
(i) be familiar with recent research in the area of specific learning difficulties.
(ii) have an appreciation of the nature of dyslexia
(iii) be able to identify dyslexic pupils and have a critical awareness of theoretical and practical aspects of assessment.
(iv) be familiar with specific teaching and learning approaches which can facilitate access to the curriculum
|Written assignment of 4,000 words
|Ms Pamela Deponio
Tel: (0131 6)51 6232
|Ms Lorraine Denholm
Tel: (0131 6)51 6433