University of Edinburgh
 

Impact Questionnaire Results 2006-07

Questions

  1. This course has strongly improved my understanding of concepts and principles in this field.
  2. The course reading materials (handouts, etc) have been used and referred to since the course.
  3. The course provided something new that I could use in my professional practice.
  4. The course had a positive impact on my daily professional practice.
  5. I have implemented parts of the course into my daily professional practice.
  6. The course was a valuable use of my CPD time.
  7. I would recommend SSC courses to colleagues.

1. Course 3: Including Deaf Children in Mainstream Schools (38 Attendees: 34 Teachers)

 

Strongly agree

Agree

Not sure

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

Responses

Q1

7

8

1

1

 

17

Q2

4

7

2

4

 

17

Q3

6

5

4

1

1

17

Q4

7

7

1

2

 

17

Q5

6

7

2

2

 

17

Q6

6

8

1

 

1

16

Q7

6

10

 

 

1

17

Other Comments:

  1. Excellent course - great variety of speakers. Also good variety of people attending the course.
  2. I have since completed BSL Level 1 and feel that this course has encouraged me to do this.
  3. Courses like this are very worthwhile for our professional practice. It is essential to have opportunities to meet with other professionals and share expertise at courses like this.
  4. Since attending the course, my class group has changed so I no longer have a hearing impaired pupil. However the principles of inclusion and awareness of sensory impairments is useful to my own professional development.
  5. Found it invaluable as I had little experience of working with children with hearing difficulties.
  6. Within our authority we provide quality in-service training for mainstream colleagues and associates. I attended this course believing it was connected to the findings of the NDCS/HMIE research. As this was not the case I concluded that our local course was much better and did not stay for the afternoon session.
  7. Re Q6 this course was during my teaching day so cannot be counted as CPD time.
  8. I felt the course was aimed for teachers who have not had much experience of deaf education. Therefore, I don't feel I learned anything new but it did provide a good networking/discussion base.
  9. The problem was that most of this was already known. Perhaps the target audience could have been defined more precisely.
  10. The course enabled me to work more effectively with other agencies for the good of all children in my class.

2. Course 7: Play and Communication with Pupils with Visual Impairment and Additional Support Needs (22 Attendees: 15 Teachers)

 

Strongly agree

Agree

Not sure

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

Responses

Q1

2

7

 

 

 

9

Q2

2

5

 

2

 

9

Q3

3

5

1

 

 

9

Q4

1

7

1

 

 

9

Q5

2

6

 

 

 

8

Q6

3

6

 

 

 

9

Q7

7

2

 

 

 

9

Other Comments:

  1. Course confirmed that I am using appropriate methods in my daily practice. Courses such as these are very useful for networking with other professionals in a similar field.
  2. Really enjoyed the course at the time - it's hard to remember details now! Would have used new knowledge if I had been visiting children with VI but haven't had any. Also enjoyed meeting other professionals during course. Would like to attend similar courses if any coming up.
  3. The children I am dealing with this year are not visually impaired, but aspects of the course were and are valuable to my caseload.

3. Course 10: Functional Assessment of Vision (47 Day 1, 39 Day 2 Attendees: 29 Teachers)

 

Strongly agree

Agree

Not sure

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

Responses

Q1

5

9

 

2

 

16

Q2

1

13

2

1

 

17

Q3

4

11

1

1

 

17

Q4

4

9

3

1

 

17

Q5

1

14

2

 

 

17

Q6

4

11

1

1

 

17

Q7

6

9

1

1

 

17

Other Comments:

  1. I would like to be kept updated on all other visual courses.
  2. Thank you for continuing to organise courses for VI teachers and others, and for following up on their suggestions.
  3. Delivery was excellent. Good mixture of academic and practical aspects of assessment.
  4. Unlike the other course I attended, which was excellent, I did not find the structure and content helpful. I needed step-by-step instructions and explanations on how to administer assessments, not just vague 'have a look through' activity.
  5. It was good to attend a course that was so relevant to my job. Useful for chartered teaching claim too.
  6. Not really my professional practice and that of my team.
  7. I'm sorry I can't attend more courses!
  8. I would have expected more direct teaching of how each assessment is carried out, rather than putting the assessments out on tables and looking through them.
  9. The course has made me question whether to move onto studying for the Diploma. The course provided an insight but made me realise I need to study further to grasp essential understanding of VI children in the classroom.

Course 13: Deaf Plus: Teaching Deaf Children who are Dyslexic (30 Attendees: 19 Teachers)

 

Strongly agree

Agree

Not sure

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

Responses

Q1

2

8

1

 

 

11

Q2

1

7

1

1

1

11

Q3

1

7

1

1

1

11

Q4

1

6

3

 

1

11

Q5

1

3

3

3

 

10

Q6

2

7

2

 

 

11

Q7

3

7

1

 

 

11

Other Comments:

  1. I already had a qualification in Dyslexia and was looking for the Deaf dimension to this and didn't feel that it really delivered that.
  2. Very little practical advice given in how to deal with secondary age, deaf, dyslexic pupils.
  3. I think there is a lot of misunderstanding in this area and I think it's good to have the time to discuss and the people to discuss it with - also with the added difficulty of deafness diagnosis is always more complicated.
  4. Thank you. I enjoyed the course. Still trying to implement parts into daily practice. Intend to work with a teacher of the deaf (I am teacher - Dyslexia) to come up with an approach for assessment and strategies for working with deaf/dyslexic children.