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DICE involve students actively in group exercises gaining first-hand experience of methodologies and resources; Introduction, theory and definitions of DICE, key concepts, rationale for DICE; links with Primary curriculum; images and perceptions; Exploring methodologies (e.g. brainstorming, ranking, use of photographs, enquiry approach) using a thematic approach – rights, equality, justice; Teaching about localities – a global perspective; Resources for DICE – experiencing and appraising packs and teaching materials; The Global School - wider issues for schools and classrooms.
The course will examine issues, causes and results of poverty and disadvantage. National educational initiatives introduced to tackle educational disadvantage will be presented. School organization and planning critical to schools in areas designated disadvantaged will be investigated. Methods of linking with parents will be explored.
The causes of poverty and educational disadvantage, The links between disadvantage and educational failure, National and local initiatives to combat educational disadvantage, Whole-school organisation under the DEIS system, Early Intervention, The role of the Home School Community Liaison Teacher, Early Start, Traveller Education, The education of pupils for whom English is a second language, Teaching in an area designated disadvantaged.
Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (including ADD/ADHD), Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dyspraxia (DCD) and (DVD), Implications of special educational needs for teaching and learning, Differentiating the curriculum, The rationale of inclusive education;