General Learning Disabilities - Education
Module Content and Structure
The aim of the modules is to provide substantial theoretical and practical continuing professional development for those interested in and/or working with learners with special educational needs. These standalone on-line blended learning modules involve e-tivities, discussion boards and face-to-face workshops. All on-line modules have a weighting of 15 ECTS. Modules are offered regularly over the academic year. All modules are completed within one semester (i.e. 12 weeks).
Completion of two modules from the suite of on-line blended learning modules (30 ECTS) = Postgraduate Certificate.
Completion of four modules from the suite of on-line blended learning modules (60 ECTS) = Postgraduate Diploma
General Learning Disabilities
This module aims to provide participants with a thorough understanding of the concept of GLD. Characteristics of GLD are outlined with respect to mild, moderate, severe and profound GLD. Policy with regards to the development of educational provision for learners with GLD is explored and current educational provision is outlined. The importance of assessment of learning needs is an important part of this module and there is guidance offered in choosing appropriate assessment tools to identify priority learning needs and, in turn, to inform planning for teaching and learning. Strategies and interventions to support learners with GLD are introduced, with a particular focus on the development of language and communication skills, as well as social and personal development.
Level 8 Undergraduate Degree or equivalent. For students without the relevant academic qualification but with relevant previous experience, recognition for prior learning can be awarded
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Post Course Info
Participants may progress to Masters level on successful completion of three modules from those listed below which must include the online blended learning module on Educational Research Methods.