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Postgraduate Course: Language, Literacy and Communication (EDUA11139)

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 descriptionThis course will introduce participants to key issues in relation to language, learning and deafness. It should enable participants to take an informed view of what remains a controversial area within Deaf Education. The course will focus on the deaf individuals linguistic potential and the practical ways of enabling linguistic access, particularly access to literacy.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Standard fee plus 285
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Course members will demonstrate
 An awareness of the linguistic potential of deaf pupils and the possible barriers to linguistic access;
 An understanding of key differences and similarities between spoken and signed language;
 An understanding of the processes of signed and spoken language acquisition.
 An informed understanding of the different approaches to language within Deaf Education, including monolingual and bi/multi-lingual approaches;
 A critical awareness of different types of linguistic assessment; the ability to interpret the results of such assessments and some ability to carry out some forms of assessment and to make use of linguistic observations;
 An awareness of the different theories relating to literacy development in deaf pupils;
 A familiarity with approaches, techniques and resources, including technological resources, which can support the deaf childs language use and the development of literacy.
Assessment Information
Course members will produce two written assignments, each of 2,500 words/25 minutes of signing. Each assignment will involve a case study of a deaf pupil or student. The case studies will make use of a range of observational and assessment evidence, some of which ideally should be collected or administered by the teacher. The evidence is also likely to include reports from speech and language therapists, educational psychologists, classroom teachers and/or teachers of deaf children. Each account will evaluate individuals current level of communicative competence and literacy development (including both comprehension and production) and suggest actions which may be taken to support future linguistic development.
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 organiserMs Rachel O'Neill
Tel: (0131 6)51 6429
Email: rachel.oneill@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Lorraine Denholm
Tel: (0131 6)51 6433
Email: lorraine.denholm@ed.ac.uk
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