SEN Basics & Teaching Delivery for Students Level 1

Course Description

The course provides instruction on basic pedagogical principles and trends pertaining to the delivery of special education needs (SEN) training for students with moderate learning difficulties (MLD) and related learning impairments. The course introduces key psychological and physiological aspects of learning development, and discusses good practice approaches to setting SEN-MLD learning outcomes predicated on sound knowledge of learner development processes.

The course additionally delves into techniques used for reliably identifying, assessing and characterizing MLD expressions in young learners. It also teaches contemporary context-driven methods for effective SEN-MLD classroom management.

Course Content

  • Review of SEN training principles, trends and contemporary practice elements
  • Historical approaches to dealing with learning disabilities
  • Key theories of learning development – psychological and physiological underpinnings
  • Educational personalization and differentiation methods
  • Scaffolding SEN delivery through effective coaching and mentoring
  • Setting achievable SEN learning outcomes
  • Structured models of disability and SEN education
  • SEN teaching delivery basics for students with moderate learning difficulties (MLD)
  • Developing social relationships in the context of MLD
  • Identifying, assessing and characterizing MLD
  • SEN-MLD classroom management techniques
  • Case studies and practical workshops

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Describe key theories of learning development that are influential in the delivery of effective SEN teaching (LO1).
  • Frame achievable and verifiable SEN learning outcomes for MLD learners, with cogent learning attainment metrics (LO2).
  • Articulate and critically evaluate a range of learning and instructional models applicable to MLD-SEN teaching delivery (LO3).
  • Implement effective, context-dependent, classroom management techniques appropriate for variably-sized groups of MLD learners (LO4).

Assessment and Certificates

Assessment of performance will be through delegate-completed portfolio of work. The final course certification for successful completion is a college-issued “Course Certificate of Completion”, for each module studied. In addition, where applicable, delegates will receive relevant EuroPass certificates.