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Postgraduate Course: Language, Literacy and Communication (EDUA11139)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis 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.
Course description Not entered
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
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
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.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Twenty four hours contact teaching, delivered flexibly.
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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