Stand Alone On-Line Blended Learning Modules • Level 9
Module Content & 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.
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.
This module aims to provide a thorough understanding of the concept of numeracy. It will enable the participants to have an in-depth knowledge of assessment procedures, both formal and informal, with regard to numeracy, and to critically appraise appropriate teaching and learning numeracy strategies and approaches.
It will also enable participants to gain insights into the implications of learning difficulties with regard to numeracy, with a specific emphasis on dyscalculia.
In addition, it will enable participants to explore the importance of numeracy in the development of a broad and balanced curriculum, to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of adaptive reasoning and to critically reflect on factors which influence productive disposition with regard to numeracy.