Summer Term: 1 July - 23 August
Award: Continuing Professional Development Certificate
“A fabulous course, detailed, well-researched and well-written.”
Students with Special Educational Needs in Mainstream Schools
This self-paced course, developed by ICEP Europe, provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory, philosophy and practice of inclusive education for students with special and additional educational needs in mainstream primary or secondry schools. The core aim is to prepare teachers and educators to meet the challenges presented by diverse learners and build their understanding and capacity to respond effectively to the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population. It explores issues around inclusion, human rights, student voice and parental partnership as well as focusing on the best practice at the level of the school and classroom.
Who is this course aimed at?
This course is aimed at teachers and others with a professional interest in meeting the needs of diverse learners in inclusive educational settings. It may also be helpful for parents interested in learning about inclusive educational provision for children and young people with a wide range of special or additional learning needs.
Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of the theory, philosophy and practice of inclusive education in terms of its origins and our current understandings of best practice principles. You will gain skills in screening and early identification, diagnostic testing and assessment, and an understanding of underpinning legislation, models of best practice and the whole school approach to meeting the needs of pupils with diverse special or additional educational needs. At the level of classroom practice you will learn a range of teaching strategies, approaches to curriculum modification and differentiation, and will become familiar with focused teaching programmes for specific disabilities. Key issues central to inclusive educational practice are addressed including effective collaboration and individual educational planning. The interactive nature of the course also gives you the opportunity to share best practice suggestions, take part in online discussions and avail of the expertise of our online practitioners.
Key Course Information
The course comprises 5 interactive learning modules, each taking approximately four hours online study time to complete, or 20 hours in total
Completion of a Reflective Assignment gives you the opportunity to analyse the key learning points from the course and how they can be applied
On completion of the course you will receive a Certificate of Continuing Professional Development which can be included in your CPD portfolio
Learning is self-paced, allowing you to design your own study schedule around existing commitments, and giving you total freedom and flexibility
Participants are encouraged to interact with each other via the online discussion forum, allowing learners to enter active discussions with their colleagues and receive feedback from the expert course tutors.
Tuition and Support
Specialised tutors working in the area of learning disabilities will provide you with individual support and guidance as you complete your studies online
Technical support is provided by our dedicated team of qualified learning technologists, who can be contacted by telephone or email.
Assessment & Award:
Each student is required to complete the following items
Interactive Learning Assignment per module
On successful completion of the course, students will receive a Certificate of Professional Development.
Course Fee: £230
“A fabulous course, detailed, well-researched, well-written, replete with web links I found most useful. As a refresher course and as a beginner Resource teacher course, I found this to be very relevant, very helpful; truly it far exceeded my expectations.”
(Participant on the Inclusion Course, Autumn 2007)
“I found this course very thought-provoking and am delighted to have had taken the time to complete it. I feel it is essential for all teachers, personnel etc involved in the education of the child.”
(Participant on the Inclusion Course, Spring 2008)
"Much of the information that I have learned on this course can be applied to many situations and will definitely be kept in mind – best assessment practices, creating IEPs effectively and building an inclusive curriculum. As I said in the previous paragraph: “small steps lead to bigger ones” and this is only the start of my education in inclusion. This course was easily accessible and, more importantly, realistic to everyday life in the classroom. Thus, the ideas generated and the knowledge gained will go a long way in my classroom. Thank you!"
(Participant on the Inclusion Course, Summer 2008)
"This course has been so helpful to me in my teaching. I found the forums to be an excellent source of information gathered from real life experience. I learned many new things from reading peoples postings."
(Participant on the Inclusion Course, Autumn 2008)
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