University of Edinburgh

Multiple Disabilities and Visual Impairment: Supporting children and young people

Presented on Thursday 27 May 2010

Course evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 16
Number of Respondents: 14

Overall Assessment: 

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1 Poor = 5

Enhancement to your expertise



Content and supplementary material



How will you use what you have learned today?
Useful insight into Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) which has not had a large impact on my area - FE as yet; however I was able to get more in-depth knowledge of this and how it might impact.
I will look at further materials/resources for planning meaningful experiences for our pupil.
I will try to take aspects back to our team and peri schools.
To devise training programmes for children that are more appropriate and active for them.
Revisiting and reminding me of various activities and materials for exploration.
CD will be helpful for CfE development.
Share information with colleagues.
Take forward some ICT ideas.  Take CfE paperwork to SMT meeting next week for sharing.
Feed back to colleagues, especially the CD.
Facilitate more active learning.  Look at routes for planning.
Will be able to discuss ideas within my workplace.
Look more closely at the curriculum materials - in particular Routes for Learning and use with children that I support.
I will find out more about Routes for Learning and see how I can apply it to my own work.
To plan and develop peripatetic support in Early Years and Primary Additional Support Needs.

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1 Poor = 5

• Clarity of presentation






• Pacing of course/event






What was best about the course/event?
The presentation and video clips on Active Learning.
Planning/assessment information - relevance to our pupil’s needs.
Being given video clips to back up and give examples of what was being discussed.
Based in a working resourced school gives relevance in all aspects.
Seeing school and CD.
ICT discussion.
Examples of CfE.  DVD clips of pupils. (2) Sharing of Routes for Learning. (2)
Sharing expertise.
Handout/resources for taking back to workplace.  Learning about Routes for Learning - very interesting.
Examples of Active Learning in practice.  Context of school to illustrate these.
Active Learning ideas and clips were great.  Will try some of this in my workplace.
All aspects were new and interesting.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?
Full day.
More time!
Wasn’t at all what I expected - thought there would be a lot more strategies/approaches to working with MDVI.
More time in order to have discussion time.  More in-depth info about Routes for Learning.

Any other comments regarding the course?
Thank you for the invitation to shadow staff in the school.
Very enjoyable, welcoming atmosphere.
Too much CfE.  Valuable, but didn’t expect it on this particular course.
Thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.
Too short.
Interesting and relevant to my work.  Would like to find out more.

Location and Venue
Excellent = 1 Poor = 5

• Convenience of venue






• Quality of venue






Have you made use of the website? If yes:






Less Often

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How did you hear about this course?
SSC Courses Brochure. (4)
Course Leaflet Mailshot. (2)
Co-ordinator/Line Manager. (5)
Colleague. (1)
SSC Website. (2)

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?
Training for practitioners in FE.
Strategies for challenging behaviours. Communication development.

Outcomes Assessment

Chartered Teacher Standard components:

your professional values and personal commitment


your professional knowledge and understanding


your professional and personal attributes