Postgraduate Module Descriptor
ERPM009: Special Educational Needs: Teaching and Learning
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
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 Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities||30||30 hours of tutor led seminars|
|Guided independent study||20||Preparatory work for taught seminars (including research tasks and collaborative tasks)|
|Guided independent study||10||Collation and review of seminar notes|
|Guided independent study||20||Set and supplementary reading|
|Guided independent study||20||Completion of formative assignment tasks|
|Guided independent study||50||Completion of summative assignment tasks|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
Department for Education resources and information.
Education Endowment Foundation Big Theme on SEN
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