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This course will introduce signed language approaches to the education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH), with a particular focus on the theory and practice of bilingual education. RIDBC Renwick Centre administers this course. Before enrolling in this course, review the RIDBC Renwick Centre Student Handbook at http://www.ridbc.org.au/renwick/courses/current.php . Completion of this course requires attendance at a compulsory campus conference. Dates and venues of campus conferences are available in the RIDBC Renwick Centre Timetable located at http://www.ridbc.org.au/renwick/courses/current.php .
|Faculty||Faculty of Education and Arts|
|School||School of Education|
Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to: 1. Define the main forms of signed communication used in the education of D/HH students; 2. Describe the theory and practice of bilingualism and its applications to the education of D/HH students; 3. Describe the options for the delivery of sign bilingual education in a range of school settings; 4. Outline the programming implications for language and literacy development for deaf children who use signed language; and 5. Describe theoretical perspectives on the influence of signed language on the cognitive development of the deaf children.
Topics will include:
|Assumed Knowledge||- Mandatory course requirement: Auslan Intermediate or equivalent. - All core courses in MSpecEd (D/HH) or demonstrated equivalent.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6857|