Planning for Teaching in Special Education

Course code EDST4063Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

Students will develop a knowledge and understanding of research based instructional design principles, planning and instructional approaches relevant to teaching students with special education needs.
The course forms part of a group of courses that students seeking an additional accreditation as a special education teacher are required to complete within their double degree program.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesUpon the completion of this course, students will be expected to demonstrate:

1. knowledge and understanding of research-based instructional design principles, planning and instructional approaches relevant to students with special educational needs
2. knowledge and use of programming models
3. ability to develop instructional approaches to meet specific learning needs
4. ability to develop programs at individual, group and class levels and to monitor student performance.
5. ability to provide integrated programs across KLAs
ContentProgramming models
1. Designing Effective Teaching Interventions (DETI)
2. Assessment, Planning, Intervention, Evaluation (APIE)
3. Relationship of curriculum based assessment to programming models

Types of curricula
1. social
2. academic
3. functional

Planning and instruction
1. profiling learning outcomes
2. developing individualised programs
3. developing small group and class programs
4. developing programs within school programming needs

Instructional approaches to meet specific needs including:
1. individualised instruction
2. activity-based instruction
3. cooperative learning
4. computer/technology assisted instruction

Instructional approaches for students with high support needs
1. general case instruction
2. community-based instruction

Multi-focus programming issues
1. individual programming needs
2. class programming needs
3. school programming needs

Curriculum and teaching adaptation
1. adapting curricula, teaching resources and techniques to meet student needs
2. meeting student needs across KLAs
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay (2,000 words)40% The essay will focus on alternate assessment and instructional approaches relevant to special education.
Other: (please specify)In-class and take home problem solving tasks 60%
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term