Disabilities and Learning Difficulties in Education
Because of the movement towards inclusive education in the South African education system, a big challenge arised with regards to the support of learners who experience barriers to learning. Through this course you will gain sufficient knowledge regarding different barriers to learning as well as skills to provide learning support in the day-to-day classroom.
• To give educators an overview of disabilities and learning difficulties that may prevent learners from functioning optimally in educational context; • To enable them to support learners experiencing these and other similar barriers to learning.
Learning assumed to be in place:
Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria:
|After completion of this course, participants will:||Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:|
Formative and summative assessment
Method of assessment:
Continuous self-assessment: • Every study unit has self-assessed activities or questions to test knowledge. Informal assessments: • During the contact sessions, the facilitator will guide the student on the preliminary work done on the assignment. Formal assessment: • An assignment of 100 marks that must be handed in according to the date published in the information booklet. • An examination of two hours and 100 marks after completion of the module.
Mode of delivery:
It is directed at practicing educators..