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Postgraduate Course: Inclusion of children with visual Impairment; Policy and Practice (EDUA11244)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will allow participants to relate and develop their experience in the provision for visually impaired children and young people. The changing role and responsibilities of the teacher of the visually impaired will be addressed.
Course description This course will allow participants to relate and develop their experience in the provision for children and young people with visual impairment. The changing role and responsibilities of the specialised teacher and other professionals within the context of inclusion will be addressed.

You will visit various schools and see different practice put in place as well as attending sessions of the policies and practice of inclusion within Scotland, UK and Internationally.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Deomonstrate Professional attitudes appropriate to working with, children and young people with visual impairment
  2. Critically communicate and discuss the knowledge and understanding of practical ways of facilitating progress for children and young people with ocular and/or cerebral visual impairment
  3. Demonstrate the skills in the administering of informal and formal assessment and the ability to apply the outcomes of these assessments through a range of curricular approaches, methodologies and adaptation of materials
  4. Critically evaluate the ability to work collaboratively with parents, and other professionals and to contribute to intervention programmes
Reading List
Cheminas, R. (2001) Developing inclusive school practice: a practical guide David Fulton, London.
Erin, J. (2004) When you have a visually impaired student with multiple disabilities in your classroom AFB
Huebner, K.M., Bruhilde M. Stryker, D.Wolffe, P. (2004) The National Agenda for the Education of Children and Youths with Visual Impairments, Including those with Multiple Disabilities. AFB.
Lewis, A Norwich, B. (2005) Special teaching for special children? Open University Press.
Olmstead, J.E. (2005) Itinerant Teaching AFB
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills recognise the importance of reflecting on their learning experiences and be aware of their own learning style

be able to critically assess existing understanding and the limitations of their own knowledge and

recognise the need to regularly challenge all knowledge be able to identify processes and strategies for learning

recognise the benefits of communicating with those beyond their immediate environments
Special Arrangements Students will need to commute and pay for the transport to the schools by themselves
Study Abroad none
Additional Class Delivery Information There will be 2 X teaching face to face classes

Then there will be 2 X Placement visits in 2 or 3 different schools
KeywordsInclusive policies and practice visual impairment
Course organiserMrs Elizabeth McCann
Tel: (0131 6)51 6148
Course secretaryMs Marie Hamilton
Tel: (0131 6)51 6678
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