Teaching and Learning
The University places emphasis on enabling students to develop the independent learning capabilities that will equip you for further study and for the application of knowledge, skills and values that will enable you to become a leader of inclusive practice within your setting. To attain this end, a mixture of independent study, teaching and academic support through the personal academic tutoring system enables you to reflect on progress and to build a profile of skills, achievements and experiences that will enable you to flourish within, and beyond, the professional role of SENCO.
All modules emphasise self-directed autonomous learning where you will have opportunities to applying the learning outcomes to inform change processes within your professional setting.
Tutors and speakers employ a variety of teaching strategies including for example; lead lectures and seminars, group worked responses to key learning outcomes, engagement with online and blended learning activities all of which are supported by the University’s interactive e-learning platform, Blackboard.
The commencement of the course provides a full day’s induction session. As you progress through the course, additional formative support is provided through face-to-face, telephone or other electronic forms of one-to one tutorials with course tutors. Additionally, formative aspects of teaching and learning include the use of peer support discussion boards and on-line supports.