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A supervised practicum in the area of Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Students who successfully complete this paper should be able to:1. Demonstrate competence, confidence and cultural awareness in preparing for a practicum including developing and evaluating evidence-based practices in the area of Deaf education;2. Demonstrate competence, confidence and cultural awareness in completing a supervised field practicum in the area of Deaf education;3. Demonstrate professional skills relating to working in the area of Deaf education by linking practice to theory and research;4. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural concepts and practices as they apply to Deaf education.
EDST601 and EDST621
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Compulsory Block Course 1 (Massey University, Albany Campus): Compulsory Block Course 2 (University of Canterbury, Christchurch):
(NZSL Senior Tutor)
Bullard, C. & Luckner, J;
The Itinerant Teacher’s Handbook
Required TextMcKee, R.L. (2015) New Zealand Sign Language – A reference grammar. Bridget Williams BooksThis is an e-book only and available from: http://bwb.co.nz/books/new-zealand-sign-language
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
Students are expected to actively engage in New Zealand Sign Language learning and are required to demonstrate their increased knowledge and skill in using NZSL prior to graduating from this course.
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).
11. Completion of Non-Academic RequirementsIn order to graduate with the Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching endorsed in Deaf and Hard of Hearing, a student must pass the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) with a minimum standard of Novice Plus.
Domestic fee $1,905.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, 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