Courses & Units

Educating Students with Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties EDP725

Introduction

The purpose of this unit is to develop an appreciation of the characteristic features and educational issues associated with dyslexia and other related learning difficulties. You will be introduced to a range of theoretical models to explain dyslexia, alongside contemporary models of language, literacy, and numeracy learning. You will also explore and evaluate a range of assessment and intervention approaches in relation to these models, in order to promote an inclusive and effective educational experience for students with dyslexia and other related learning difficulties.

Summary

Unit name Educating Students with Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties
Unit code EDP725
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Bill Baker
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Reflect on the legal and professional context for the education of students with dyslexia and learning difficulties.
  • Explain the social, emotional, and academic needs of students with dyslexia and learning difficulties and analyse relevant theoretical explanations.
  • Evaluate assessment and teaching programmes for learners with dyslexia and learning difficulties in relation to models of language, literacy, and numeracy learning, and reading and spelling acquisition.
  • Apply professional and academic research and communication skills
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
$515.00 $515.00 not applicable $2,213.00

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Teaching

AssessmentCase Study (60%)|Presentation (40%)
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Textbooks

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