Professional Knowledge and Understanding of Special Educational Needs

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University of Chester

Riverside Campus

Castle Drive

Chester, United Kingdom

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It is free to register for this event. On attendance, attendees will be invoiced a rate of £133.00.


Workshop 1: Disability: Policy and Practice

Workshop 2: Overcoming Barriers to Learning and Participation

Aims of the course:

  • Explore the sociocultural perspective of disability, and discuss the current national, statutory and local regulatory context for Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND), and reflect upon the implications for practice in educational settings.

  • Discuss the breadth and complexity of the causes of underachievement, and how children’s learning is affected by SEND, considering effective interventions to support communication, teaching and learning.

Suitable for:

Teachers and support staff in school settings, and further education/higher education.

This course will address the essential skills and practice to:

  • Engage with the emotional aspects of experiences of learning

  • Examine how the life experiences of children who have experienced trauma, abuse and neglect will impact on their ability to learn.

  • Explore how psychodynamic approaches can empower teachers in working with children who display behaviours linked to emotional issues.

  • Develop insight into how dysfunctional early attachment affects healthy emotional development

You will leave with:

By the end of the course you should have:

  • Increased knowledge, confidence and competence regarding emotional aspects of learning and teaching.

  • A working knowledge of psycho-socio theories relating to emotional development and emotional aspects of learning.

Dates and times of course:

  • Wednesday 8th March 2017, 3.30pm - 6.00pm

  • Thursday 23rd March 2017, 3.30pm - 6.00pm



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Riverside Campus

Castle Drive

Chester, United Kingdom

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