The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. The assessment process prepares participants to meet the Department for Education (DfE) Learning Outcomes Framework. The assessment items promote critical reflection on your current professional practice and seek to bring about practical, positive change in your setting through a process of analysis, change and review. The aim is to bring about an ever-inclusive culture within your setting so that learners identified with SEND are enabled to reach their potentials
Assessments are supported with reference to a portfolio of evidence which illustrates how your practice is informed by reflection and the application of research pertaining to special educational needs. Assessment has several facets including presentations, posters and formal academic writing. For course participants with specific learning requirements there is also scope to negotiate the nature of assessment to facilitate learning outcome attainment
The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. Over the duration of the course, iterative completion of the DfE Learning Outcomes Framework also forms part of the assessment process. The following overview provides an indicative overview of the assessment process:
Peer generated presentation focused on one of the dimensions of SEND
Written assignment to explore implications of an area of SEND
Written assignment based on implications of pertinent policy and legislation.
Extended reflective project exploring the nature of inclusive change leadership in an educational setting.
Feedback will be provided on practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken. Feedback is intended to support learning and you are encouraged to discuss it with personal academic tutors and module tutors.