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Postgraduate Course: Issues and Strategies for Teaching and Learning (Visual impairment) (EDUA11247)

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 descriptionIssues and strategies for learning and teaching are a priority independent of stage or subject area. This course addresses choices to be made to ensure that appropriate teaching methods and media of communication are used in the education of children and young people with ocular or cerebral visual impairment, including those with additional disabilities or impairments.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Additional fee currently set at 225
Information for Visiting Students
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 04/11/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 24, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 6, 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
A critical knowledge and understanding of a range of complex issues relating to visual impairment and the ability to use this knowledge to make informed judgements in their choice of teaching methods and media of communication that is appropriate for each learner.
The ability to identify barriers to learning and communication caused by visual impairment- including additional impairments- and to use a range of specialist techniques including the use of ICT to overcome these barriers with the active support of their pupils.
An enhanced ability to work collaboratively with others to make an identifiable contribution to change, develop and access the curriculum
Critical awareness of current issues and outcomes of recent research to inform their practice.
The use of appropriate skills in using technical devices , including low vision aids and specialist technology and the ability to evaluate them to increase their effectiveness in learning situations.
Assessment Information
Part 1 In an essay report the course member will study a topic covered in the course relating to the practical context of the programme member. (2000 words)
Part 2 Course members will consider an individual, or group of pupils that they currently support and apply the knowledge and understanding of the principle skills and practices addressed in the course to show how they have adapted materials or introduced strategies to allow the pupil(s) to access an appropriate curriculum. (2000 words)
Participants completing this course as an option course only will be given the opportunity to complete the following assignment.
The weighting for each of these assignments is 50% of total mark and grade awarded.
In an essay report (4000 words)the course member will study a topic covered in the course to demonstrate a critical awareness of knowledge and understanding by relating to recent research in the field of visual impairment and the practical context of the course.

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Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
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Keywordsvisual impairment appropriate teaching methods media communication
Course organiserMrs Janis Sugden
Tel: (0131 6)51 6204
Course secretaryMrs Susan Scott
Tel: (0131 6)51 6573
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