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Postgraduate Module Descriptor


EFPM271: SEN: Provision and Practice

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Aims

This module aims to enable you to:

  • develop a critical knowledge and understanding of the special needs and inclusive education system/s in England
  • critically examine legislation, policy and practice at various levels e.g. national, local, school, classroom
  • provide direct experience of schooling as a means of supporting your development of knowledge and skills in practice
  • support your further development as critically reflective and professional practitioners
  • relate your understandings of the English system to your own experiences (either in the UK or internationally)

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate critical understanding of socio-political processes in relation to organisation and management of special and inclusive education
2. Gather relevant practical data (e.g. field notes and observation data) and critically analyse it for purposes of reflection
3. Critically reflect on your practical experience of classroom processes, support systems in schools
4. Demonstrate ethical professional practices
Discipline-Specific Skills5. Critically engage in the relationship between theory and practice
6. Problematise practice in terms of disability/difference/special educational needs/inclusion
7. Compare and contrast different perspectives
8. Handle relevant sources of literature and engage in current debates
9. Construct organised, structured, critically reflective and analytic writing
Personal and Key Skills10. Demonstrate critical and analytic thinking
11. Demonstrate independent learning, self-management and organisation
12. Demonstrate oral and written communication skills
14. Demonstrate the ability to locate and use learning resources
15. Demonstrate information technology skills
16. Demonstrate the capacity to work in groups