Training Courses on Deaf Education and Deaf Awareness
DEAF EDUCATION COURSES
In 2013, the Ministry of Education adopted the Bilingual Bicultural Approach as the means of instruction for Deaf children in Singapore. A Bilingual Bicultural or Bi-Bi deaf education program uses Singapore Sign Language (SgSL) as the native, or first, language of Deaf children, and English is learnt as a second language. The bicultural aspect of Bi-Bi education emphasises Deaf culture and strives to create confidence in deaf students by exposing them to the Deaf community and its language.
For a child to benefit from the cognitive advantages of bilingualism, the development of both languages needs to be nourished in all social and academic interactions. A developmental bilingual programme addresses the social and academic language needs of diverse deaf learners while also providing instruction in content areas.
As the Bilingual Bicultural Approach aims to develop proficiency in two languages, this requires deliberate and careful planning in the use of the two languages. The effective use of bilingual practices are based on the planned allocation of the two languages in the classroom, where teachers select and establish bilingual practices and strategies regarding the students’ linguistic skills, as well as the content at hand.
DEAF AWARENESS COURSES
The Deaf Awareness Courses provide appropriate and relevant information about sign language, Deaf culture, Deaf people, as well as communication and accessibility issues faced by the Deaf. The topics include:
Courses on Deaf Education and Deaf Awareness are listed below. Each module will run when a minimum number of 8 participants is reached.
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