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2017/18 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

EDUC5071M The Context of Deaf Education

30 creditsClass Size: 40

Module manager: Dr Jackie Salter

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2017/18

This module is not approved as an Elective


By the end of this module teachers will have:

- an awareness of the appropriate use of an understanding of current government SEN legislation and the implications for national and local organisation of SEN provision and specific implications for deaf pupils;
- an awareness of the social and emotional challenges which may arise from a special educational need and familiarity with intervention strategies and positive support programmes;
- an understanding of the wide range of possible educational settings focusing particularly on the principles and practices of inclusive education and ways in which current research and inspection evidence inform the organisation of effective special educational needs provision;
- a working knowledge of current technology related to disability and SEN and of appropriate identification and assessment procedures for pupils with SEN;
- an understanding of the roles and responsibilities within a multidisciplinary team including advisory, curricular and managerial roles and strategies for developing effective partnership with parents;
- a full understanding of the current range of philosophies and policies affecting deaf education that exist in schools and services in Britain and of their historical context.


The module will provide a foundation of professional knowledge as outlined in the MQ core outcomes in the Specialist Standards by exploring the wider context of deaf education. The broader framework of SEN provision and current issues proved the starting point for the development of specific knowledge and understanding of policy and provision within deaf education.

This module will introduce the student to the historical context of the education of deaf children and provide an overview of current philosophies and the range of communication approaches.

Recent and relevant legislation and policy will be explored and the implications for all children with special educational needs and particularly deaf children will be discussed.

The role of the teacher of the deaf and other related professionals, within the wide variety of educational provision that is currently available, will be established.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours290.00
Total Contact hours10.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

This module is taught through a distance approach.

This includes:
- a module study pack which requires 250 hours of private study time
- 40 hours of assignment preparation (this will include school visits and observations)
TOTAL 290 hours

The 6 hours of lectures and seminars are given during a day school at the University.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Student progress is monitored through the study pack tasks and the regional tutorial system.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Assignment1 x 6,000 word written assignment. Present an in-depth case study of your school or service which critically reviews the communication approach and the inclusion policy. Evaluate the extent to which these policies reflect and meet the needs of the school population relating this analysis to your reading.100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 05/09/2017


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