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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
EDUC5078M Policy and Practice in Deaf Education
30 creditsClass Size: 40
Module manager: Dr Jackie Salter
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
Pre-requisite qualificationsThis is one of 5 compulsory modules for the mandatory teacher of the deaf qualification obtained through the MA Deaf Education.
|EDUC5072M||Deafness and Development|
|EDUC5073M||Learning and Teaching in Deaf Education|
|EDUC5079M||Professional Skills: Learning, Teaching and Audiology|
Module replacesEDUC 5071M The Context of Deaf Education
This module is not approved as an Elective
Module summaryThis module provides an overview of the current legislative and inclusive practices within the context of deaf education. It considers the different provision available for deaf students, the importance of partnership working and the role of parents and pupils in shaping educational practice.
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should be able to have
- an understanding and appropriate use of current government SEN legislation; the implications for national and local organisation of SEN provision and specific implications for deaf pupils
- an awareness and appropriate use of national curriculum and assessments from 0-25 years and specific implications for deaf students
- an understanding of pupils’ rights and perspectives in the management of their education
- an awareness of parents’ rights, role and perspectives in the management and decision making process for their children
- an understanding of the roles and responsibilities within a multidisciplinary team including advisory, curricular and managerial roles; strategies for developing effective partnership with parents including working with ethnic minority families
- an understanding of the wide range of possible educational settings focusing particularly on the principles and practices of inclusive education and the role of the ToD and key transition points
- a detailed knowledge of the role of the ToD in relation to safeguarding and understand the particular vulnerabilities of deaf children
- understanding of the key principles of the SEND code of Practice, the underpinning legislative context including the Local offer, EHCP and SEN support in schools and the specific implications for deaf students (2.1, 2.2, 2.6, 2.7, 2.9,)
- understanding of the structure and key assessments associated with the nation curriculum framework and the specific implications for deaf learners and their educational settings (2.4, 2.5)
- understanding the principles for and the support required to ensure deaf pupils are able to contribute to their educational management (8.1, 8.2)
- the skills and knowledge required to work closely with parents to ensure the best possible outcomes for their deaf children (8.3, 8.5, 8.6)
- the skills and understanding to work within a multidisciplinary team to assess, evaluation and develop effective education provision to meet the needs of a deaf child in a range of educational settings including (8.4, 8.8, 8.7)
- an understanding of the wide range of possible educational settings focusing particularly on the principles and practices of inclusive education and the role of the ToD and the nature of transition across the different phases of education (2.3, 2.8)
A detailed knowledge of the role of the ToD in relation to safeguarding and understand the particular vulnerabilities of deaf children (2:10)
Partnership working and advocacy.
Understanding and interpreting educational legislation and policy.
Supporting and empowering parents and their deaf children to shape educational provision.
Session 1 and 2:Concepts of inclusive education and implications for the role of Teacher of the Deaf
Session 3:Current legislative frameworks and the implications for the management of deaf children
Session 4:The National Curriculum, summative examinations and the deaf student
Session 5: Working with parents and deaf children to manage educational support
Sessions 6, 7 and 8: Visits to different educational provisions for deaf students
Session 9: Multidisciplinary teams within deaf educational practices roles and responsibilities
Session 10: Partnership working, advocacy and supporting professionals
Session 11: Safeguarding and the deaf child
Session 12: Individual module review and assessment planning
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Independent online learning hours||231.00|
|Private study hours||40.00|
|Total Contact hours||29.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||300.00|
Private studyThis is a blended distance learning module that is taught using on-line materials and activities that require 249 hours of private study time to include school visits and observations.
Assignment and tutorial preparation time is 40 hours.
Face to face teaching is delivered via a 1-day study day that involves practical sessions and group learning.
In addition students must attend 1 x 3 hour regional workshop-style tutorial and 2 x 1 hour on-line synchronous tutorials ( 5 hours of tutorial time)
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudent learning is monitored through the on-line learning activities in the VLE, the 3 tutorial sessions and the study day practical and group activities.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Report||Critical report 2000 words||34.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Both pieces of work are to be submitted at the same time. For the MA Deaf Education without the Mandatory Qualification for Teacher of the deaf, students will complete a 6000 assignment.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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