Learning outcomes

After studying this introductory module and participating in the tasks, you will have an awareness of:

  • what autism is and its impact
  • the education context in Scotland
  • autism and inclusive practice
  • how autism is identified
  • supporting autistic learners and their families
  • a range of further information, reading and signposting.

The national model of professional learning

This module also follows the national model of professional learning developed by Education Scotland, which 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 both 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. [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]

How you can study this module