Inclusion and Special Needs

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Prices

Dates

  • Course Code: PD05
  • Lessons per Week: 25
  • All lessons are 50 minutes
  • Course Length: 10 Days with the possibility of joining the course for 1 week only
  • Recommended Language Level: B1-C2
  • Language level for closed groups: A2-C2
  • Maximum class size: 15
  • Course Centre: Duke’s Road
Price: £450 p/week

23rd October-3rd November 2017
2018
29th January-2nd February
5th – 9th February
5th – 9th March
12th – 16th March
14th – 18th May
21st – 25th May
2nd – 6th July
9th – 13th July
13th – 17th August
20th – 24th August
8th – 12th October
15th – 19th October

About

Inclusion and The Special Needs course looks at innovative and student centred approaches to teaching special needs learners within a normal classroom environment. Teachers will come to understand the issues facing these learners and ways to help involve them in a mainstream learning environment.

The programme includes the opportunity to visit a state school with integrated special needs and observe lessons, followed by discussions with experienced teachers and school managers. Guest speakers will also be invited to help you gain insight into Special Education in the UK.

The course is aimed at teachers who want to know how to best include special needs learners in the classroom and share lesson ideas and activities with other teachers from around the world.

Please note, this course is for mainstream education teachers, not for SEN specialists.

Objectives

The Special Needs Programme is designed for teachers who want to know how to best work with special needs learners and share lesson ideas and activities with other teachers from around the world.

Being a methodology course, references will be made to most of the latest methodologies. The focus of this course will be innovative and student-centred approaches to teaching special needs learners.

After the course, participants will be able to design lessons and activities that are motivating, challenging and effective.

Methodology

The course is hands-on and interactive, enabling participants to be fully immersed in the subject matter. Trainer-led sessions use the techniques and approaches being discussed so that the practical application of methods can be experienced within the programme. This is supported by in-depth discussion group work.

Participants will build up a bank of ideas to take back to their countries. Throughout the course, participants will be encouraged to experiment and think “outside the box”.

Case studies of different education needs learners throughout the course will include Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, Speech and Language Difficulties, Visual, Hearing and Physical Impairment, Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, Gifted Learners.

Follow Up

Participants will return to their home countries with a deeper insight and renewed enthusiasm for their profession. They will also receive:

  • Contact details of tutors and colleagues to facilitate ongoing development and exchange of ideas
  • A Feedback Questionnaire evaluating the course and ideas collected during the programme
  • A Bibliography of suggested further reading matter
If you would like to discuss this course, please call us now on: 
+44 (0) 20 3214 8250
Alternatively you can email us for more information. 

PROGRAMME OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES (DAY BY DAY)

Please Note that the programme may change depending on the level and needs of the course participants.

Day 1: Inclusive Schooling- Raising awareness

Introduction to SEN –Raising awareness, Definition, Labelling; An overview of the area of SEN

Three models for understanding SEN

Reflecting on own teaching experiences of SEN and an overview of the education policy on SEN in Britain and participants’ countries

Preparation for state school visit

Anticipating problems with inclusion, both for learners and teachers

Day 2: State school visit

School visit and lesson observations

Post visit discussion and feedback session

Day 3: Different models for understanding SEN and SEN categories

Different types of SEN

Categories- different types of SEN. Identifying characteristics of different types of SEN learners

How to recognise SEN

Inclusive teaching strategies:

Differentiation- different ways and techniques to differentiate instructions, content, assessment, etc

Workshop- case studies and developing action plans

Including SEN students in the mainstream classroom

Day 4: Access to education vs real engagement in learning

SEN categories and how to help- support techniques

Preferred learning styles

Left and right brain learning

VAK- catering for all learning styles

Inclusive assessment approaches and student engagement

Workshop- Case study and developing action plan

Day 5: Approaches to whole school planning for SEN

Three approaches to whole school planning for SEN

Whole school planning for SEN – provision mapping, IEP/ILPs

Working with parents

Day 6: Case Study and Focus on Specific Education Needs

Case study of a learner with specific SEN

Participants will decide which categories of SEN specified below they would like to focus on

Input session followed by a workshop

Support strategies, assessment and material development to cater for specific education needs learners

Day 7: Case Study and Focus on Specific Education Needs

Case study of a learner with specific SEN

Participants will decide which categories of SEN specified below they would like to focus on

Input session followed by a workshop

Support strategies, assessment and material development to cater for specific education needs learners

Day 8: British Culture and Social Programme or Guest Speaker

Negotiated and decided on arrival

Day 9: Needs Driven Session TBC on arrival

This session will be confirmed on arrival by the end of the first week

Depending on the level of English and the needs of the participants, the theme and the content of this session will be negotiated between the participants and the trainer

Day 10: End of Course Revision and SEN Glossary

Developing SEN glossary

End of course revision of the topics covered

What useful materials are available?

Presentation of certificates and end of course feedback