PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Advanced Graduate and Postgraduate Study

D820 The Challenge of the Social Sciences (30 pts)
Open University
2004

This foundation course for our master's programme in the social sciences (which can also be studied on its own) is the starting point for understanding the relationship between theory and methods in social science, drawing on research strategies in sociology, psychology, politics, geography, economics and social policy. It explores debates in the philosophy of the social sciences by examining their consequences for social research practice, introduces various research methods, and equips you with the skills and insights necessary for successful study at master's level. It concludes with an assignment in which you can apply your new skills in reviewing and evaluating research literature.

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (3-11)
University of Leeds
1998-1999

This was the year that the TTA’s ITT National Curriculum was introduced, with statutory audits for mathematics and English, as well the non-statutory audits in Science and ICT.

Teaching Experiences:

  • Canton School Early Years Unit, Batley - 100% of pupils speaking a preferred language other than English, substantial percentage of pupils receiving free school meals.
  • Milnsbridge School Year 1/2 - 10% of pupils speaking a preferred language other than English, substantial percentage of pupils receiving free school meals, 2 pupils with LD-EBD with Statements of SEN.

Assignments:

  1. Primary Teaching: Assignment focusing on the special educational needs of a pupil with serious language delay and a history of hearing impairment -Grade A;
  2. English: focusing on the influence of language and culture on teaching early literacy to 4-5 year old pupils who speak a preferred language other than English, including reference to the work of Eve Gregory and Raj Varma - Grade A;
  3. Mathematics: teaching counting to 4-5 year old pupils who speak a preferred language other than English - Grade A;
  4. Science: focus on the ideas of Vygotsky, the role of play and the issues of gender and ethnicity in teaching 4-5 year old science - Grade B;
  5. Dissertation: Practitioners and pupils emotions and Personal and Social Development in very young children - Grade A.

Additional specialist work The role of the ICT coordinator: undertaking an audit of student teacher requirements in ICT and applying for extra tuition time for PGCE primary teacher trainees (successfully).

Advanced Certificate in Special Education: Autism (Pupils)
University of Birmingham (distance)
1996-1997

  • INTRODUCTION
    • Assignment 1: Social Interactive Approaches (Intensive Interaction, etc.) - Grade A.
  • EDSE 02: Special Educational Needs of Pupils with Autism
    • Assignment 2: Critical incident analysis of communication breakdown, using frame by frame video analysis - Grade A.
  • EDSE 03: Curriculum and Treatment of Pupils with Autism
    • Assignment 3: Critical analysis of "parents as professionals" - Grade A.
  • EDSE 04: Action Research Project
    • Assignment 4: C-PASS (Combined Play and Self-management Schedule) - Grade A.

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Please note: On the 01 February 2016, I changed my name from Yunus Yakoub Islam to Julian Yaqub.