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“A study into optimising inclusive teaching and learning strategies for dyslexic arts students (Art & Design, Music, Drama)” Dr Robert Clarke Senior Lecturer School of Art Design and Architecture [email protected] Tel: 01484 421810 Office: CS11/03c.
for dyslexic arts students (Art & Design, Music, Drama)”
Dr Robert Clarke
School of Art Design and Architecture
Tel: 01484 421810
Janet Price B.A.(Hons),M.A. Academic Skills TutorSchool of Music, Humanities and Media [email protected]
Tel: 01484 472136 Office CAM1/25, Creative Arts Building
Aims:Using examples of best practice in the field and through consultancy advice of renowned experts, this project aims to research, design and evaluate modes of teaching, learning and assessment which may offer more flexible alternatives to enhance the achievement of arts students with dyslexia .
Furthermore, such alternatives may provide insights into how assessment of arts students’ critical thought could be applicable in wider contexts than just for those with dyslexia-type learning difficulties.
Objectives:Screen levels of dyslexia within volunteer sample groups from the three discipline areas of Art and Design, Music, Drama.
Involve experts relevant organisations (British Dyslexia Association etc.) in providing consultant advice and feedback on the strategies of the project, its progress and outcomes.
Work with arts staff and students to devise and test and explore realistic teaching and assessment methods best suited to enable dyslexic students to achieve optimal learning and make these available online through Blackboard etc.
Outcomes:Produce a report of recommendations to enhance the teaching and learning strategies for dyslexic students in Art and Design, Music, Drama and suggest how these may be incorporated into module design with potential applications for all students.
Publish and disseminate findings: in journals and at conferences; within the relevant schools and across the university; provide the basis for a collaborative bid with the British Dyslexia Association for a second phase of research, funded by the European Agency for Development of Special Needs Education.
We see this project as the beginning of a series of potential research initiatives into support for students learning needs within and beyond dyslexia.