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Module design.

Designing modules involves thinking about different teaching activities for student learning.

Here you will find insights into dyslexia and examples of how some staff have designed ways of teaching for everyone that have addressed common issues for dyslexic students. For example, tutors and dyslexic students talk about how they use podcasts and WebCT.

You may find that you can adapt these techniques to suit your own disciplinary context.

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Examples from How students learn

  • Offer flexibility in the ways that students can learn core lecture material.
  • Be aware of the different kinds of learning that your discipline demands and how this might impact on dyslexic learners.
  • Be aware of how dyslexic students perform in assessments in comparison with the average. Where the results of dyslexic students are below average consider whether the learning context may be implicated.

Video examples

Dyslexia video: "How do academic staff get to know a student is identified as dyslexic?." Duration: 2 minutes : 34 seconds

How do academic staff get to know a student is identified as dyslexic?

"…so officially I'll get a letter and also the students will just identify themselves as well…"

2 min 34s student perspective video by Christine Carter et al., in What is dyslexia

Dyslexia video: "Dyslexic students choose subjects to suit their strengths.." Duration: 3 minutes : 13 seconds

Dyslexic students choose subjects to suit their strengths.

"…If I could have done it again I would have done a practical based project…it would be nice for them to let you know what's involved in the literature based project…"

3 min 13s inclusive teaching video by Joe Cornfield et al., in What is dyslexia

Dyslexia video: "Podcasting Maths lectures: how and why?." Duration: 3 minutes : 2 seconds

Podcasting Maths lectures: how and why?

"…students also like to have the audio podcast going at the same time as working through the annotated slides…"

3 min 2s inclusive teaching video by Joel Feinstein, in Podcasting

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