AD5837: Design, Training and Inclusion

Credit Weighting: 10
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 30.
Pre-requisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 48hr(s) Lectures; 150hr(s) Other (self-directed learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Applied Social Studies, and guest lecturers.; Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To understand the relevance of assessing individualised needs to aid learning and development. To facilitate students to conduct needs assessments, design training materials and enact instructional methodologies cognisant of the diverse learning needs of people with disabilities.
Module Content: This module will examine methodologies used of assessing learning and development needs; reflecting upon and designing accessible, person centred teaching/support practices to meet the diverse needs of people with disabilities; incorporating flexible approaches to learning and assessment; designing accessible materials.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Conduct needs assessments of potential trainees/participants and applicable learning environments.
  • Demonstrate the significance of ensuring that principles of Universal Design for Learning are embedded in instructional and/or training methodologies.
  • Integrate flexible assessment methods to take account of the diverse needs of people with disabilities.
  • Create accessibl materials.
  • Examine concepts of active support, systematic instruction, using positive risk assessment, and other positive approaches that promote engagement.
  • Promote exposure in a variety of learning settings and in exploring new opportunities for increased learning and development.
Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (End of year presentation with written overview to be submitted, 100 marks; Course portfolio of 2,500 words, 100 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Module Coordinator).

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