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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

The experience of being Deaf and how it impacts learning

Welcome to the first week of the course! In this week, you will be finding out about the experience of being Deaf from school children who participated in the TEDI research project as well as from three Deaf guest presenters. Being Deaf impacts learning and it is important to start the course with this awareness. The assessment in this week is a graded quiz at the end of the week. You will also have an opportunity to share some of your thoughts and reflections in the discussion forum at the end of the week. You will find these opportunities to reflect and share at the end of every week. We hope you enjoy the first week of the course!

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9 videos (Total 71 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Welcome to Week 11m
A Holistic Approach to Teaching Deaf Children8m
TEDI Project: Challenges of Teachers in Deaf Education7m
TEDI Project: Deaf Children's Experiences5m
Personal Stories: Our School Experiences as Deaf Children16m
Promoting Resilience in Deaf Children5m
Understanding Deaf Culture and Community11m
Being Part of the Deaf Community10m
5 readings
Course information10m
Meet the course team5m
Meet this week's presenters5m
More information about the TEDI project10m
Interesting and inspiring readings30m
2 practice exercises
Nurturing Resilience in Deaf Children20m
Applying a Holistic Approach to Deaf Education45m
Week
2
6 hours to complete

The role of teachers in developing resilience in Deaf children

The second week in this course focuses on knowledge about the Deaf child's communication, emotional, and social development. This type of knowledge is crucial for teachers working with Deaf children, as it can inform teaching practices and greatly contribute to becoming an empowered teacher. In this week, you will hear from various experts, such as a counselor, an occupational therapist, and an audiologist, who will share their knowledge and experiences regarding Deaf children's development. At the end of this week there is a graded quiz and an opportunity for reflection through discussion. This week also includes an optional Honour's lesson with a written assignment that will be reviewed by your peers.

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11 videos (Total 120 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
11 videos
Understanding Hearing Loss10m
Early Communication Development8m
Early Emotional and Social Development9m
Interview: Facilitating Development in the Deaf Pre-schooler12m
Social and Emotional Development of the School-age Learner11m
Interview: Facilitating development in the Deaf learner13m
Understanding Additional Barriers to Learning17m
Interview: Personal Experiences of Barriers to Learning12m
The Deaf Child's Language and Communication15m
Interview: Facilitating Effective Language and Communication7m
2 readings
Meet this week's presenters5m
Interesting and inspiring readings30m
2 practice exercises
Understanding the Deaf Child's Early Development20m
Nurturing the development of Deaf children45m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Creating an accessible learning experience

Welcome to the third week of the course! In this week, we will look at creating classroom and learning experiences that are accessible to Deaf children. We know that every child has a right to quality education and in the previous two weeks you have learnt about the barriers to learning that Deaf children face and how excluded they often are from education. The content we bring to you in this week will show you how you can ensure that Deaf children are able to access learning by making your classroom, teaching methods, and assessments accessible. This week includes a graded quiz at the end of the week. You will also have an opportunity to share your reflections and experiences with your peers in the discussion forum at the end of the week.

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9 videos (Total 89 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
9 videos
Modifying the learning environment7m
Interview: Practical classroom modifications18m
Language adaptations for the Deaf child7m
Interview: Implementing language adaptations6m
Teaching method adaptations for the Deaf child9m
Assessment adaptations for the Deaf child8m
Interview: Adapting teaching methods and assessments13m
Assistive devices used by Deaf children14m
2 readings
Meet this week's presenters5m
Interesting and inspiring readings30m
3 practice exercises
Applying classroom modifications20m
Applying curriculum adaptations20m
Applying modifications and adaptations45m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Becoming an empowered teacher

Welcome to the last week of the course! Your journey to becoming an empowered teacher is ending. We hope that you have learnt valuable new practices in the previous three weeks. In this last week, the guest presenters discuss some internal and external aspects that you as teachers of Deaf children can focus on that can help you become a stronger and more effective teacher. These aspects include taking care of yourself, building support around you, working with teaching assistants, and collaborating with parents. By the end of the week, you will have completed your journey to becoming an empowered teacher and you will have an opportunity to reflect on the knowledge that you have gained through a written assignment that will be reviewed by your peers. You will also be able to share some reflections and final thoughts with your peers in the discussion forum at the end of the week.

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9 videos (Total 84 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Taking care of yourself15m
Mobilising support7m
The Parent-Teacher Partnership: A parent’s perspective13m
Collaborating with teaching assistants10m
Learning from an empowered teacher12m
Interview: Becoming an empowered teacher12m
Cultivating positive change8m
Course conclusion1m
2 readings
Meet this week's presenters5m
Interesting and inspiring readings30m

Instructors

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Tara Kuhn

Clinical Educator
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

About University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town is the oldest university in South Africa and is one of the leading research universities on the African continent. UCT has over 25 000 students, of whom 30% are postgraduate students. We offer degrees in six faculties: Commerce, Engineering & the Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, and Science. We pride ourself on our diverse student body, which reflects the many cultures and backgrounds of the region. We welcome international students and are currently home to thousands of international students from over 100 countries. UCT has a tradition of academic excellence that is respected world-wide and is privileged to have more than 30 A-rated researchers on our staff, all of whom are recognised as world leaders in their field. Our aim is to ensure that our research contributes to the public good through sharing knowledge for the benefit of society. Past students include five Nobel Laureates – Max Theiler, Alan Cormack, Sir Aaron Klug, Ralph Bunche and, most recently, J M Coetzee....

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