This course is intended to create a bridge between theory and practice, through the translation of theory into practice through performance (performance theory). This course seeks to re-imagine potential:
of the learning process
of the methods
of the learner.
It will start with an examination of existing theories and symptoms of disability (from course x), and explore how a new pedagogy can be developed, whereby an integrative interdisciplinary diagnostic approach can be used as part of a transformative learning process/experience within special needs education. Through this, diagnostic concepts can be re-thought, and embedded within a new or alternative framework.
Through this course, students will be expected to engage in practical activities, underpinned by their theoretical knowledge and critical evaluation and reflective practice, in order to shape their development of new pedagogies. [The how of education]
Teaching and working methods
Lectures and seminars
Two on-line group seminars.
Two learning sets in home country (4-6 participants).
Independent study (reading and personal self-reflection).
This course will be taught at the Field Centre, Nailsworth (UK) or thourgh On-line seminar participation
Participation in two learning set
Participation in two on-line seminar
Exam is given in two parts. Each part counts 50% of the final assesment in this module.
Part 1: An oral, physical and/ or a practical presentation/ performance.
Part 2: Written reflection on the possibilities of alternative approaches (2500 words)