|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Report 4050 word reflective and critical report of the one day observation placement||60%|
|Semester Assessment||Rationale Academic rationale (1350 words) to increase awareness of an additional learning need||20%|
|Semester Assessment||Poster Poster presentation to increase awareness of an additional learning need||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Report Failed elements must be re-taken if the student?s average mark falls below the required pass mark of 50%. A new observation and a different additional learning need must be chosen 4050 word reflective and critical report of the one day observation placement||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Rationale Academic rationale (1350 words) to increase awareness of an additional learning need||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Poster Poster presentation to increase awareness of an additional learning need||20%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Demonstrate an in depth, critical, specialist knowledge and understanding of additional learning needs
Demonstrate an advanced, critical understanding of policy making and practice in relation to additional learning needs
Critically evaluate and implement current issues, research and scholarship in additional learning needs.
Understand and be committed to the importance of theory, research, enquiry and research ethics for enhanced competence in professional practice in a field related to additional learning needs.
In February 2004, the Government published `Removing Barriers to Achievement? setting out their vision for giving children with special education needs the opportunity to succeed. The strategy states that all children should have opportunities to learn, play and develop alongside each other and that different people and organisations should work in partnership.
This module will explore a number of issues relating to additional learning needs. Any practitioner working with children needs an awareness of additional learning needs. The module will explore legislation and codes of practice relating to additional learning needs. Furthermore, an insight into a number of recognized needs will be given and the practicalities of working with children who display these will be considered. Given the importance of partnership working in the `Removing Barriers to Achievement? document, the implications of this in practice will be investigated. This module will involve students undertaking a one day observation in a setting which includes/caters for children with additional learning needs.
Session 1: Legislation, regulations, research ethics and codes of practice relating to special and inclusive education
Session 2: Principles of partnerships in delivering and supporting special and inclusive education
Session 3: Integration/Inclusion
Session 4: Barriers to access and participation
Session 5: Critical perspectives in inclusive and special education
Session 6: Developing differentiated curricula
Session 7: Alternative and Augmentative communication
Session 8: Personal, social and emotional development
Session 9: Behaviour and relationship management
Session 10: Understanding and supporting mental health
In addition to this there will be a one day placement in a setting which includes/caters for children with additional learning needs. Guidance on this placement will be given in session 2.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Statistics will be used and discussed throughout sessions.|
|Communication||Oral communication will be essential for participation in sessions. Oral communication will be essential during the placement observation. Written communication will be required for all assessments|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Students will receive feedback on their assignments and during sessions to improve their performance.|
|Information Technology||Written assignments will be word processed. Posters may involve innovative use of IT.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Assessments will be relevant to students wishing to continue to research at postgraduate level or move into employment in the field.|
|Problem solving||Problem solving is an essential part of critical assessment and evaluation. Students will exercise this in all assessments. Students will also be required to apply their knowledge to practical problems and case studies given in sessions|
|Research skills||Research skills will be required for all assessments and for participation in sessions.|
|Subject Specific Skills||The module will give students the theoretical and practical skills necessary for working with pupils with additional learning needs|
|Team work||Team work will be required for group activities. The observation placement will involve working with professional practitioners.|
This module is at CQFW Level 7