University of Aberdeen
Autism and Learning
The specific aims of the programme are as follows: To develop knowledge and critical understanding of the concept of inclusion and associated principles of equality, social justice, participation and partnership; to develop a deep understanding of the complex conceptual issues in Autism, and the key theories, principles and issues in the field; To critically review a range of theoretical perspectives; to critically evaluate current research in the field; to critically review a variety of strategies and approaches and their evidence base; to develop collaborative partnerships with individuals on the spectrum, parents, colleagues and other agencies; to use acquired knowledge and understanding of autism to reflect critically upon practice; to apply acquired knowledge and understanding of autism to formulate effective support for learners on the spectrum; to conduct professional enquiries and use research evidence to generate professional knowledge and enhance understanding and practice; to apply acquired knowledge and understanding of autism to contribute to staff development and school or workplace improvement.
Applicants will be graduates or will be able to provide evidence that they can work at postgraduate level; applicants must have previous relevant experience and be able to undertake studies and related developments in their workplace setting or other appropriate agency. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 with a minimum 6.0 in reading and writing (or equivalent).
Course 1a: Understanding autism in an inclusive context. Course 1b: Enabling learning and participation. Course 2a: Making sense of behaviour . Course 2b: The autism-friendly workplace. Course 3: Professional enquiry. Course 4: Controversies and dilemmas in autism and learning. Course 5: Dissertation or work-based project .
Formative and summative assessment is a feature of all courses. All assessments are designed to arise naturally from course content and learning. All summative assessments focus directly on workplace applications.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PgCert||Part-time||£ 275 per Credit module (home fees)||12 months|
|PgCert||Part-time||£ 800 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MEd||Part-time||£ 275 per Credit module (home fees)||14 months|
|MEd||Part-time||£ 800 per Credit module (overseas fees)||14 months|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 275 per Credit module (home fees)||14 months|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 800 per Credit module (overseas fees)||14 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|King's Campus||Aberdeen||AB24 3FX||Scotland|
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