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Postgraduate Course: Assessing Pupils/ Students with Visual impairment (EDUA11245)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting 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 descriptionTeachers of the visually impaired 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. This course addresses skills in assessing visual function so that using knowledge of the child's visual abilities (and disabilities) course participants may engage in the assessment of development and learning. Participants will develop a critical awareness of a range of appropriate assessments and procedures, which will enable them to choose and advise appropriately. The process and methodology of gathering evidence will be investigated to enable participants to identify appropriate methodologies,aids and approaches to promote access, inclusive practice and effective learning.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Additional course fee currently set at 225
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 21/10/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 12, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 6, Online Activities 12, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 165 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Critical reflection of their own knowledge and understanding of the effects of ocular and cerebral visual impairments and the implications of these for development and learning and their own practice by relating this to theory and recent research.
Use a range of skills in assessing functional vision and apply critical analysis and interpretation to inform application of the the results.
Ability to develop and use their knowledge to enable participants to choose appropriately from and to administer a variety of assessment procedures, and where appropriate to create their own.
Demonstrate competence in sighted guide technique and knowledge of what is involved in assessing for an effective mobility programme.
Ability to work as an effective member of a multi-agency assessment team, including with parents.
Assessment Information
There are two parts to the assessment.
Part 1 is a practical assessment: Course participants will be assessed by on his/her ability to demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles and theories of sighted guide technique. This task is a requirement that allows participants to proceed to the written assignment.
Part 2 Written assignment Complete a case study of the assessment of an individual or group of children or young people. which is carried out by the course member. The completion of the assessment, the interpretation of the outcomes and the application within the learner's programme are to be examined critically and evaluated in the light of current policy, recent research and theoretical input of the course (4000 words) 20 credits
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Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsAssessment, ocular and cerebral visual impairment, assessing visual function.
Course organiserMrs Janis Sugden
Tel: (0131 6)51 6204
Course secretaryMrs Susan Scott
Tel: (0131 6)51 6573
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