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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Integrating Assessment and Practice
Module Code EC8007
School 74
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Ellen Reynor
Semester 2: Ellen Reynor
Autumn: Ellen Reynor
Module TeacherNo Teacher Assigned
NFQ level 10 Credit Rating 20
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Repeat examination

This module is the final ‘capstone’ module and synthesises the learning from the entire programme. The focus is on integrating assessment and practice for the learner with dyslexia. In addition, this module focuses on whole school support for dyslexia. Students draw together information from a wide range of sources. Observations and careful interpretations will guide the recommendations for supporting the individual learner. Individualised assessments, and evaluated teaching support is recorded through the Professional Practice Portfolio. Feedback from tutors, other students and colleagues are used to inform, reflect and share insights on integrating assessment and practice. Consideration is also given to building a school based learning community in the students’ own work context, building on ED8061 and ED8062 as students plan a research project titled ‘Meeting the Needs of All'.

Learning Outcomes

1. Consolidate knowledge of diagnostic assessment and individualised profiling to inform and advise on strategies to promote the development of independence for learners with SpLD/Dyslexia
2. Critique the evidence base concerning effective interventions for learners with dyslexia and literacy difficulties and demonstrate how such knowledge may be used in monitoring and evaluating programmes of support
3. Create and construct a Professional Practice Portfolio and critically appraise and reflect on a range of learning strategies and structured, sequential multi-sensory language and literacy teaching programmes
4. Demonstrate the ability to hold effective conversations (e.g. for planning and reflective problem solving) with learners and parents and subject teachers
5. With reference to current theory and research, students will produce, deliver and critically evaluate and monitor learner’s progress in relation to the assessed needs of a range of learners with dyslexia
6. Interpret and appraise the implications arising in relation to access to third level and accommodations for examinations in continuing and higher education, with reference to the current statutory and policy framework (RACE, DARE).
7. Consolidate knowledge of relevant literature and research findings about professional development and organisational change in relation to developing a school based learning community
8. Implement and critically appraise a school based (or work place based) research project to improve professional knowledge, skills and support for students with dyslexia
9. Consolidate and synthesise appropriate knowledge of practitioner research methods and frameworks of reflective practice in relation to implementation of the research project ‘Meeting the Needs of All’
10. Validate and deliver staff development as appropriate to the implementation of research project ‘Meeting the Needs of All’.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Written ExamCompilation of a professional portfolio50%n/a
AssignmentSchool inclusion project50%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    MSPLDM.Ed in Specific Learning Dif.(Dyslexia)

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