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An advanced study of theoretical and research-based foundations of specialist teaching relating to understanding, recognising, assessing and providing for learners who have needs in the area of Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Students who successfully complete this paper/course should be able to:1. Critically examine theory and research relevant to the field of deaf education.2. Apply specialist skills, values, attitudes, and practices needed for professionals to work with students who are deaf or hard of hearing, including evidence-based assessments and teaching strategies.3. Demonstrate professional skills and knowledge relating to reflective and ethical practice when working with learners who are deaf or hard of hearing.4. Demonstrate an understanding of Māori and multicultural concepts and practices as they relate to deaf education.
EDST601. RP: Experience working with children who are Deaf orHard of Hearing.
Experience working with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Compulsory Block Course 2 (University of Canterbury, Christchurch):
and Thora Huebner (NZSL Senior Tutor)
Marschark, Marc. , Hauser, Peter C;
How deaf children learn : what parents and teachers need to know;
Oxford University Press, 2012.
New Zealand Sign Language – A reference grammar;
Bridget Williams Books (This is an e-book only and available from: http://bwb.co.nz/books/new-zealand-sign-language).
Bullard, Carolyn L. , Luckner, John L;
Itinerant teacher's handbook;
Butte Publications, 2013.
Also available as e-books through UC library
All forms of dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties may result.University of Canterbury students should refer to Regulation J of the General Courseand Examination Regulations and information is also available here -http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/ucpolicy/index.aspx
Detailed marking guides will be prepared and made available to students well before assignment due dates. Completion of these tasks to an appropriate standard is essential to passing courses and being awarded your Postgraduate Diploma. Papers have been designed using a framework of “Competency Domains” and arebased in an online learning environment.Within each competency domain a series of Learning Modules and Learning Activities have beendeveloped.Learning Modules typically consist of a combination of online:Course content (e.g., presentations using texts, images, powerpoint and audioor video).Readings (e.g., recommended chapters from textbooks, journal articles andother documents).Relevant links to other online resources.Learning Activities consist of a combination of online:QuizzesForum discussionsShared resourcesGroup and individual assignmentsPortfolios
Students are expected to actively engage in New Zealand Sign Language learning (at least 60 hours per year) and are required to demonstrate their increased knowledge and skill in using NZSL prior to graduating from this course through a Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI).
If you cannot complete an assignment by the due date, you must consult the paper/course co-ordinator regarding an extension before the assignment is due. Reasonableextensions of time are normally granted for good cause. Time available for anextension is limited; regardless of individual circumstances, it is University policy thatno assignments can be accepted for marking after other students‟ marked assignments
If you are unable to complete work due to exceptional circumstances, an aegrotatapplication may be submitted for consideration. These applications can only bemade for one piece of assessment of a paper/ course. Refer to –Special ConsiderationFor students studying at the University of Canterbury, aegrotat applications are limited to one piece of assessed work per course (worth 50% or less) and for all other assessment for the course must achieve a C+ average.
This programme uses Moodle as the online learning environment.Please note that this learning environment is not hosted via the websites of eitherUniversity (Stream at MU or Learn at UC) but is an independent website designedspecifically for this programme and hosted by a 3rd party provider contracted by theUniversities.Students should submit assignments as outlined in the individual paper guidelines. Mostly, this will be able to be completed online. However in some circumstances paper copies may be required and submitted.It is the responsibility of the students to check their Internet access and ability to submit their work via the online system. Any technical difficulties should be notified well in advance of the due date so that assistance can be provided or alternative arrangements can be negotiated. (Students who have unreliable internet access are advised to attend to this early in the course to prevent last minute pressures.) For ICT help call our free call number 0508 UC IT HELP (0508 824 843) or on 03 369 5000. Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm (excluding public and university holidays).
Domestic fee $1,884.00
International Postgraduate fees
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.
For further information see
School of Health Sciences.