TE7033 - Teaching Pupils with SpLD Dyslexia: Theory into Practice

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What will I learn on this module?

This module will enable you to design, deliver and evaluate individualised teaching programmes to meet the specific needs of pupils with dyslexia that you assessed in the first module.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through lectures, seminars and independent learning. The lectures will cover theories and concepts that will enable you to participate in a series of guided tasks and exercises and practice tasks. You will work on these during seminars and practical sessions in computer labs which are fully equipped with the last industry-standard software.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Support will include feedback from tutors during seminars and tutorials. In addition, tutors will respond to questions via the modules’ discussion board on the University’s eLearning Portal so that the whole group can benefit.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

On successful completion of the module you will be able to:

Knowledge & Understanding
1. Demonstrate knowledge of good practice in "Quality First" teaching of literacy.
2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles underlying structured, sequential, multi-sensory teaching.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the social, emotional, behavioural and community issues and their implications for learners with SpLD (dyslexia) and their families.
4. Understand the methods and principles of staff development for an inclusive curriculum.
5. Understand and critically appraise the role of ICT in the screening and support of pupils with SpLD; a range of technical aids for teaching, writing and numeracy; support and access to learning.

Intellectual, Professional Skills & Abilities
6. Critically appraise and reflect on a range of learning strategies and structured, sequential, multi-sensory language and numeracy teaching programmes.
7. Design, deliver and critically evaluate appropriate programmes in relation to the assessed needs of a range of learners with SpLD (dyslexia)
8. Review classroom organisation to facilitate individual learning within the normal curriculum framework.

Personal Values Attributes
9. Communicate effectively with teachers, parents and other professionals by verbal and written reports on the needs and achievements of learners with dyslexia.

How will I be assessed?

Formative: up to 3 hours of your teaching will be observed. You will need to digitally record this.

The final assessment will be a 4500 word assignment split into two parts:
1. 2,000 word summary of current literature relating to an area of dyslexia that holds a particular interest for you
2. 2500 words that will take the form of a specialist teaching diary 20-30 hours of evaluated, specialist teaching, at least half of that time should be 1:1 with the same pupil. The remaining hours may be with 2 different pupils, one of which could be taught in a small group.


TE7034 - The Theory and Practice of Identification and Assessment



Module abstract

This module will enable you to enhance your practice and skills in developing a range teaching and learning strategies, with particular emphasis on the underlying principles of structured, sequential, multi-sensory teaching. In addition, you will have the opportunity to explore the social, emotional, behavioural and community issues and their implications for learners with SpLD (dyslexia) and their families. You will also have the opportunity to consider and explore the methods and principles of staff development for an inclusive curriculum.

Course info

Credits 30

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 1 year part-time

Department Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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