Welcome to this free online module, ‘Dyslexia: Identification and Support’, the third and final module from the ‘Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice Collection’. This module has been designed primarily for Support for Learning/Additional Support, Specialist teachers and local authority inclusion staff. However, anyone who has completed and passed modules one and two can also participate. The module supports the recommendations of the 2014 Education Scotland Review: ‘Making Sense: Education for Children and Young People with Dyslexia in Scotland’. The modules have been created by the Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] , Dyslexia Scotland and Education Scotland with the support of the Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Project. The General Teaching Council Scotland’s (GTCS) focus areas identified below which support professional learning provide the framework and structure for all three modules.

  1. Pedagogy, learning and subject knowledge
  2. Curriculum and assessment
  3. Enquiry and research
  4. Educational contexts and current debates in policy, education and practice
  5. Sustaining and developing professional learning
  6. Learning for sustainability

These focus areas are interlinked and as you progress through this module the connections will be highlighted. You may have worked through this module in a number of different ways – perhaps alone, or with a colleague or group of colleagues and have hopefully engaged with the reflective learning log to provide evidence of your professional enquiry and learning.

Action Research Task