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 will focus on developing the knowledge and skills required for supporting learners with specific learning difficulties (SLDs). The module considers what 'specific learning difficulties' are and how specific they are. It also addresses the needs of learners experiencing Dyscalculia, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Dyspraxia/Development Coordination Disorder. Each area in turn will provide an overview of the most recent research information in relation to the nature, assessment and some of the intervention approaches suitable for learners with these difficulties.