Postgraduate Course: Language, Literacy and Communication (EDUA11139)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This 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)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Standard fee plus £285
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| 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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Twenty four hours contact teaching, delivered flexibly.
|Course organiser||Ms Rachel O'Neill
Tel: (0131 6)51 6429
|Course secretary||Ms Lorraine Denholm
Tel: (0131 6)51 6433