Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM270: SEN: Teaching and Learning

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary over time, it is envisaged that the syllabus will consider a range of issues that relate to teaching and learning students with special educational needs and disability. The syllabus will consider how theory, research and policy inform the issues. Content is likely to include:

  • The diagnosis and assessment of “difference”
  • Theories of learning and development applied to teaching and learning of students with special educational needs and disability.
  • Special education and inclusive pedagogies.
  • Interventions for students with special educational needs and disability.
  • Approaches to teaching, learning and assessment for learners with particular areas of need.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 3030 hours tutor led seminars
Guided independent study170Preparatory work for taught seminars (including reading; research tasks; collaborative tasks)
Guided independent study20Completion of formative assignment tasks
Guided independent study80Completion of summative assignment tasks

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

Department for Education resources and information.

Other Learning Resources

Electronic journals:

British Journal of Special Education

Support for Learning

European Journal of Special Needs Education

Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs

International Journal of Inclusive Education

International Journal of Disability, Education and Development