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Postgraduate Course: Assessing Pupils and Students with Visual Impairment (EDUA11131)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEducation Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionSpecialists in visual impairment need a solid grounding and knowledge of vision, the effects of ocular and cerebral visual impairment, and the implications of these for developing and learning. Skills in assessing functional vision are necessary so that, using knowledge of the child's visual abilities (and disabilities), they may engage in the assessment of development.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs 225
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
1. Knowledge of vision, the effects of ocular and cerebral visual impairment and the implications of these for developing and learning.
2. Skills in assessing functional vision and the interpretation and application of the results.
3. Knowledge to enable them to choose appropriately from and to administer a variety of assessment procedures and, where appropriate to design their own.
4. Ability to apply the outcomes of assessment through arrange of curricular approaches.
5. Competence in sighted guide technique and knowledge of what is involved in assessing for an effective mobility programme.
6. Ability to work as an effective member of a multi-agency assessment team, including parents.
7. Critical reflection on their own practice in the area of assessment, relating this to relevant theory and recent research.
Assessment Information
o During the course contact time, each course member will be assessed on his/her competence in sighted guide technique.
o A case study of the assessment of an individual or group of pupils/students carried out by the course member. The carrying out of the assessment, the interpretation of the outcomes and the application within the pupil's/student's programme are to be examined critically and evaluated in the light of current policy, recent research and theoretical input from the course (5000 words)
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMrs Janis Sugden
Tel: (0131 6)51 6204
Email: janis.sugden@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Lorraine Denholm
Tel: (0131 6)51 6433
Email: lorraine.denholm@ed.ac.uk
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