Many Deaf children around the world still leave school functionally illiterate. In some cases there is no allowance made for education of Deaf children at all. This 4 week course provides you with invaluable knowledge and skills about teaching Deaf children. You will learn about the importance of Deaf culture and community, the need for a language rich environment for the Deaf child from as young as possible, and that having access to sign language can help Deaf children academically, emotionally, and socially. We also cover various accommodations and modifications that you can apply in your classroom and learning environment to create an accessible learning experience for Deaf children. You will also find that a shift in attitude will enable you to connect with Deaf children with more understanding. This course does not teach sign language since each country has its own sign language. We hope that through this course you become an empowered teacher - for yourself, for your fellow teachers, and most importantly, for the Deaf children in your classroom.
Educating Deaf Children: Becoming an Empowered TeacherUniversity of Cape Town
About this Course
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
The experience of being Deaf and how it impacts learning
The role of teachers in developing resilience in Deaf children
Creating an accessible learning experience
Becoming an empowered teacher
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TOP REVIEWS FROM EDUCATING DEAF CHILDREN: BECOMING AN EMPOWERED TEACHER
This course was holistic, thorough and concise. It was just what I needed to keep me focused and motivated during this period. I am driven and inspired to get back to work. Thank you so much.
Thank you for this course on Deaf Ed. Very simple, basic, and fundamental. I hope you can make more courses on Deaf Ed. Thank you!
Great course, I liked the pace and delivery. Would recommend to new and current teachers as well as anyone who works in institutions where they interact with Deaf children,
Loved the course. Helped understanding a lot of things I didn't know about. However, I'd suggest you to put more content about sign language. :)
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