Science for Deaf Children
Presented on 12 December, 2013
Some scientific concepts are particularly hard for all children to understand. Dr Audrey Cameron and Gary Quinn, key members of the SSC BSL Glossary Project, presented material on the practicalities of teaching science as part of the curriculum for excellence. The course covered:
- how to offer effective support to a deaf student allowing them to access practical science activities within a mainstream setting;
- making use of ICT to support a deaf learner;
- National Assessment arrangements.
"I really enjoyed the practical work as it is always great to see them and link it to the science. The BSL examples were FANTASTIC!"
Mainstream teachers, teachers of the deaf, communication support workers, parents and all those supporting deaf children in secondary schools.
Dr Audrey Cameron, Deaf chemist and secondary teacher and Gary Quinn, Deaf linguist and lecturer based at Heriot-Watt University.
- 10.20 am Welcome and Introduction - Participant's Expectations
- 10.30 am Practicalities of teaching deaf students
- 11.30 am Introduction of the Science Glossary Project
- Handout 1 - Physics Course Comparison (pdf)
- Handout 2 - Chemistry Course Comparison (pdf)
- Handout 3 - Biology Progression Framework (pdf)
- Handout 4 - Curriculum for Excellence Briefing: Science for all
3 pm Discussion and summing up
- 3.30 pm Course evaluation and close
1.30 pm Demonstration and practical activities in the laboratory
2.15 pm National Assessment arrangements