Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Advanced Educational Practice: Dyslexia

You will develop as a specialist teacher, confident to teach learners with dyslexia and support colleagues to do so too. All modules are delivered via a combination of taught sessions and complementary online learning. The teaching is mostly delivered in late afternoon sessions and on some Saturdays, enabling teaching practitioners to fit their studies around full time employment.

Course modules

Year 1 Identifying Dyslexia (Core) Develops knowledge and understanding of the characteristics, complex nature and issues related to the identification of dyslexia Teaching Learners with Dyslexia (Core) Investigates recent research relating to the teaching of learners with dyslexia and the implications for critical professional practice Multisensory Literacy Programmes for Learners with Dyslexia (Core) Explores issues relating to effective intervention for learners with dyslexia, and investigates a range of multisensory literacy programmes and their effectiveness. Students who complete the 60 credits of Study in year 1 may be recommended to the British Dyslexia Association for Approved Teacher Status (ATS) recognition subject to payment of a registration fee to the BDA. Year 2 Researching Professional Practice (Core) Provides an introduction to a range of research methods applicable to educational contexts, with a focus on practitioner enquiry, and how to develop a research project proposal and plan Assessment of Learners with Dyslexia (Optional) Develops knowledge and critical understanding of, and skills in, the assessment of dyslexia and of dyslexic learners needs Personalised Interventions for Learners with Dyslexia (Optional) Develops professional practice in relation to devising and delivering effective intervention for learners with dyslexia following an exploration of research relating to effective intervention programmes Developing Practice in Special Educational Needs (Optional) Develops understanding of special educational needs and disability through engagement with current theory, research, policy and practice and their application in your professional setting Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (Optional) Explores current educational theory, research and policy relating to SEMHD the implications for professional setting Specific Learning Difficulties (Optional) Investigates current educational theory, research and policy relating to ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia and the implications for professional practice Students who complete the 60 credits of Study in year 1, and the modules Assessment of Learners with Dyslexia and Interventions for Learners with Dyslexia may be recommended to the British Dyslexia Association for Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA) recognition subject to payment of a registration fee to the BDA. Year 3 Dissertation Involves the development and implementation of a major research project relevant to your subject area with the support of an experienced academic tutor Professional Inquiry Involves the development and implementation of several linked practice based research projects relevant to professional practice in your subject area with the support of an experienced academic tutor

Assessment methods

All assessments are closely linked to school and college-based practice and involve the completion of reports, small scale practice-based research projects, presentations, and critical reflections on professional practice As a practice-based programme there is a strong emphasis on the application of ideas developed in the context of your own classroom, school or setting. Assessment focuses on reflective practice assignments and a professional portfolio. On successful submission of this portfolio you should be able to apply for British Dyslexia Association Approved Teacher Status (ATS).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 35 per Credit (Home/EU) 3 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2018 GBP 35 per Credit (Home/EU) 3 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2018 GBP 35 per Credit (Home/EU) 3 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Faculty of Education, Health and Community (Education)
Telephone number: 
01512315340