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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3 - 4 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

The experience of being Deaf and how it impacts learning

9 videos (Total 71 min), 6 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
6 readings
Course information10m
Meet the course team5m
Course collaborators2m
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

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

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

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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