- Subject index
Written by authors with extensive experience of working with students with dyslexia, this book provides clear guidance and practical strategies for dyslexia-friendly practice for those working with young people aged 14 to 19 and adults in education or work-based training. Looking at how dyslexia impacts on learning, the authors suggest ways to improve the learning environment and explain how to help students develop the basic skills that will help them to make the transition from study to employment. Building on the latest research and understanding of dyslexia, they also consider overlapping syndromes, emotional and social issues, and funding.
Chapter 3: Dyslexia-Friendly Higher Education
Dyslexia-Friendly Higher Education
Dyslexia in HE and the Relationship to Professional Standards
The purpose of higher education is changing; knowledge transfer, which in HE refers to the movement of academic knowledge and research out to other users such as industry, government, or the community, is now a significant part of the role of higher education. In tandem with this is the changing perception of students, who expect their degrees to enhance their eligibility of employment.
In addition to Widening Participation, Access and Aimhigher initiatives, HE institutions extend partnership to employers, both to support student numbers and to ensure that graduate students develop the skills that future employers need. Transferable skills are becoming an essential aspect of degree courses, and just as the ethos ...