An introduction to dyslexia and inclusive practice

Module overview

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Figure 1 Module overview

Welcome to this free module, An introduction to dyslexia and inclusive practice. It is designed to provide an introduction for teachers, community educators and anyone with an interest in developing positive approaches to supporting dyslexia in their inclusive practice. The module supports the recommendations of the 2014 Education Scotland Review: ‘Making Sense: Education for Children and Young People with Dyslexia in Scotland’. It is the first of three linked modules shown in Figure 1 written by the Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit working group [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.

Select here to download the Making Sense Programme Final Report.

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This module supports the requirement for teachers in Scotland to maintain the General Teaching Council Scotland’s (GTCS) professional standards to which Professional Values and Personal Commitment are central.

All three modules in this collection link with the GTCS Standards 2021 Framework and focus on the areas identified below to support the professional growth of teachers in Scotland.

  1. Being a Teacher in Scotland
  2. Professional Knowledge and Understanding
  3. Professional Skills and Abilities
  • 3.1 Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • 3.2 The Learning Context
  • 3.3 Professional Learning

Select here for further information on the General Teaching Council Scotland’s professional learning.

The national model of professional learning

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This module also follows the National Model of Professional Learning developed by Education Scotland. This underlines that professional learning should challenge and develop thinking, knowledge, skills and understanding and should be underpinned by developing skills of enquiry and criticality.

The national model also emphasises that professional learning needs to be interactive, reflective and involve learning with and from others. It is important when considering how to study the module that the above principles are taken into consideration.

Further information on the national model of professional learning is available on the National Improvement Hub.

Learning outcomes