Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module focuses upon the development of knowledge and understanding of theory and educational policy underpinning professional practice with children and young people (0-25 years) who have needs related to social and emotional health (SEMH). It will begin by considering the historical and political background which underpins current practices in educating learners who experience SEMH. This module will enable students to critically consider current research into theories of causation and the identification of SEMH and their impact upon learning, emotional well-being and resilience of learners. It will explore SEMH within the new SEND Framework. The module will encourage practitioners to objectively evaluate examples of current practice and be able to offer theoretical insight and practical guidance to colleagues working with learners with SEMH needs.
The module offers practitioners the opportunity to develop and extend their knowledge and understanding and personal interest in difficulties related to Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs (SEMH). (in relation to learners aged 0-25 years in line with the new SEN code of practice) and will cover the following areas:
On successful completion of this module participants will be able to demonstrate that they have:
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