ED2DS2-Deaf Studies - 2

Module Provider: Institute of Education
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
Pre-requisites: ED1DS1 Deaf Studies-1
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Mr Ilan Dwek

Email: i.g.dwek@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
This module builds on the first year module, Deaf Studies 1, further exploring aspects of deafness including culture, politics, socio-medical perspectives and perceptions of theatre. It includes further tuition in British Sign Language and understanding of its context.

•To understand and analyse aspects of contemporary deaf society and culture
•To develop skills in BSL and practise Sign Theatre, within a context of total communication

Assessable learning outcomes:
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
•Understand the implications of living with deafness within contemporary society
•Develop awareness of theatre communication forms within a deaf context
•Research, analyse and present, in writing and orally, their perspective on deaf issues

Additional outcomes:
Students are expected to be able to communicate in BSL to Level 2 and pre Level 3. Building on their total communication skills, they should be able to integrate Sign Theatre into work in other modules. They should develop their IT and research skills, including use of the library and Blackboard.
BSL exams assessed externally. Students who have already passed these or are first language BSL users do not need to attend this part of the module.

Outline content:
Tutors encourage students to research into all aspects of Deaf Studies, where possible, addressing skills which could enable them to work with a diverse range of deaf professionals. Students continue to learn BSL during weekly sessions and take exams as appropriate.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
The module is taught through practical sessions and lectures, including class and small group discussions, seminars and presentations. Some sessions require preparatory individual or group work. Students are expected to research widely and practise signing and deaf awareness throughout.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 15 15
Tutorials 18 18
Practicals classes and workshops 25 25
Guided independent study 42 42
Total hours by term 100.00 100.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 60
Project output other than dissertation 40

Other information on summative assessment:
• Written essay of 2500 words (60%)
• Group presentation (40%)

Formative assessment methods:
•Informal feedback provided by tutor and peers during session

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:

    Requirements for a pass:
    40% overall

    Reassessment arrangements:
    The practical elements can be reassessed by alternative methods during the summer resit period. The written assessment can also be submitted during this time.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
    1) Required text books: Via TALIS – no purchases required
    2) Specialist equipment or materials:
    3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
    4) Printing and binding:
    5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
    6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

    Last updated: 21 December 2016

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