THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH

DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2013/2014
Archive for reference only
THIS PAGE IS OUT OF DATE

University Homepage
DRPS Homepage
DRPS Search
DRPS Contact
DRPS : Course Catalogue : Moray House School of Education : Education

Postgraduate Course: Specific Learning Difficulties: Dyslexia (SpLD1) (EDUA11235)

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 is designed for all teachers and professionals who support children in their learning. It will provide opportunities for participants to critically explore theoretical aspects of dyslexia and examine and analyse recent research in this area. The course seeks to broaden awareness of perspectives thus enabling professionals to identify and support young people with this specific learning difficulty through examination of the curriculum and consideration of more flexible curricular arrangements.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 28/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 24, Online Activities 8, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 8, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 156 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course participants will have:

& demonstrated critical knowledge and understanding in the area of dyslexia;
& developed a critical understanding of the nature of specific learning difficulties and appreciate the complexities of identification in relation to co-occurring specific difficulties;
& undertaken a detailed examination of the theoretical perspectives of specific learning difficulties;
& analysed the role of the curriculum as a possible barrier to learning.
Assessment Information
Discuss current theoretical issues relating to the field of dyslexia and provide a critical detailed analysis of the assessment process in your country. Consider within school barriers to learning and discuss ways in which inclusive learning and teaching approaches can be selected to support a learner with dyslexia. You should contextualise your response.

This response may take the form of a 4,000 word report or a voiced Powerpoint presentation.
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
Keywordsspecific learning difficulties, dyslexia
Contacts
Course organiserMs Pamela Deponio
Tel: (0131 6)51 6232
Email: Pamela.Deponio@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Susan Scott
Tel: (0131 6)51 6573
Email: Susan.Scott@ed.ac.uk
Navigation
Help & Information
Home
Introduction
Glossary
Search DPTs and Courses
Regulations
Regulations
Degree Programmes
Introduction
Browse DPTs
Courses
Introduction
Humanities and Social Science
Science and Engineering
Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Other Information
Combined Course Timetable
Prospectuses
Important Information
 
© Copyright 2013 The University of Edinburgh - 13 January 2014 3:59 am