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Supporting Deaf Students’ Classroom Learning: How Do I Know What I Don’t Know?

12 November 2014 - 12 November 2014 | Workshop

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Psychological and Educational Approaches to Reading and Language Support

PEARLS reading group warmly invite you to a research seminar on Wednesday November 12th at 4pm in the School of Education

Supporting Deaf Students’ Classroom Learning: How Do I Know What I Don’t Know?

Marc Marschark, Ph.D. : National Technical Institute for the Deaf – Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

There is never been a better time to be a deaf student, or the parent or teacher of one. Access to information in the classroom has been greatly improved by educational technologies, the availability of sign language and sign language interpreting, digital hearing aids and cochlear implants, and greater knowledge about how deaf students learn. Deaf students have become better self-advocates for educational support services, but (how) do they know what they need? This issue raises practical questions about what might be most helpful (and available) in the classroom given individual differences among deaf learners and theoretical questions about how deaf learners (or any others) can know what will be most helpful for them in a particular context. Balancing cultural sensitivities and evidence-based practice also may be involved. It’s complicated.

Please join us 4pm – 5pm in the Coach House (and afterwards for drinks for those who wish)

Please email Ruth to help us anticipate numbers: r.a.swanwick@leeds.ac.uk

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