The sub-division of a whole course into small units of learning. Each unit has a measurable value or recognised set of learning outcomes which can be expressed in ‘credits’ (see credit accumulation and transfer) towards a whole qualification.
Cognitive and/or physical impairments which are barriers to learning in childhood, youth and as adults. (Note: Does not include social disadvantages, for which see ‘Disadvantaged’)
A learning disorder manifested by difficulties with reading and writing which requires diagnostic assessment and specifically designed teaching and learning strategies.
Temporary or permanent withdrawal from an education or training programme before its completion. (Note: In English this word can also refer to a person who has failed to complete a course. This usage is often derogative.)
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