TE7040 - Inclusive Practice/SEN - School Practitioner Perspective

What will I learn on this module?

This module gives you the opportunity to explore issues, understandings and knowledge of Inclusive practice in the school setting to include that of children with special educational needs. You will partake in critical discourse with regard to pertinent issues of the inclusive practice /SEN agenda.

Curricula and continuum of provision:
- Legislation and its impact;
- Notions of Education (Pedagogy) )or children with special educational needs;
-The potential of new technologies to support communication, teaching and learning for children with SEN and disability
- Notions of SEN/models of disability
-Professional Frameworks
- Key principles of inclusion, families, inter-professional working, collaboration, self-advocacy;
Appraisal of Recent Research
-Implications for Classroom/School Practice
- Key features of teaching and learning;
- A variety of approaches to delivery
–Developing an emerging philosophy

How will I learn on this module?

The module will be delivered through a combination of face to face lectures and seminars with emphasis upon group discussion and debate.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

On this programme your first point of contact will be your programme leader. In addition you will have access to all members of the team who deliver specific aspects of the module. Support will include one to one tutorials, contact via emails, telephone, Skype and Blackboard. The support will include feedback on drafts of assessed work.

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?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. Develop a critical understanding of sensitive and effective ways of supporting and working with families, carers and other professionals in order to enhance learning
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the social, political and practical implications of including children who have additional/ special educational needs in the education system
3. An understanding of constructs behind practice and the implications for pupil learning.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
1. Evaluate critically the dynamics and perspectives of collaborative practice in relation to teaching and learning with reference to the inclusion SEN agendas.
2. Critically evaluate research and theory in the field of special education.

Personal Values Attributes
1. enhanced their communication skills
2. time management skills
3. enhanced team working
4. problem solving

How will I be assessed?

The module will be assessed using a written assignment in which students will present a critical reflection and analysis of issues and tensions to do with an aspect of inclusive practice.
(4.500 words)
MLOs KU1-3; IPSA1-2, PVA1-4





Module abstract

This module is designed to develop a critical understanding of how to meet, effectively, the needs of children with a range of learning difficulties through the Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum. It will enable learners to develop a critical understanding of the potential broader context for teaching and learning and the impact of this on the SEN child’s learning. Through a critical evaluation of the dynamics and perspectives of collaborative practice in relation to teaching and learning with reference to the SEN inclusion agendas, the learners will broaden their professional knowledge concerning the support of children with SEN, particularly the identification and assessment of their needs. On completion of the module practitioners will have developed a critical understanding of sensitive and effective ways of supporting and working with families, carers and other professionals in order to enhance learning, thereby promoting an emerging philosophy to affect school and classroom practice.

Course info

Credits 30

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 1 year part-time

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

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Full time Courses starting in 2023 are primarily delivered via on-campus face to face learning but may include elements of online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future. Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.


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