Special Education

Course code EDUC3026
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

This course introduces students to issues, policies and practices relating to the provision of effective inclusive education that meets the diverse learning needs of all students, including those with disabilities and difficulties in learning. During the course students will develop the skills required for collaborating with families and other professionals, for assessing and monitoring student learning, and for making reasonable adjustments so that all students have access to learning.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and discuss issues, attitudes and concepts relevant to the education of students with diverse needs within the social context of the school;

2. Demonstrate knowledge of legislation, educational policies and provisions as well as syllabus documents relating to students with diverse needs including those with a disability;

3. Utilise a range of teaching and learning practices designed to maximise the social and learning experiences of students with diverse needs in primary and secondary settings; and

4. Develop understanding of the role of families in supporting a child with a disability and the role of the teacher as a collaborative participant in developing effective educational programs.

Content

  • Diverse needs and inclusive practices
  • Legislation, policy and educational services in NSW schools.
  • Planning effective teaching strategies
  • Implementing reasonable adjustments to meet specific learning needs
  • Understanding learning difficulties
  • Developing literacy and numeracy skills- Using assessment and monitoring procedures for responsive decision making
  • Development of skills for collaborating with families and other professionals
  • Encouraging positive interactions
  • Transitions
  • Resources to support inclusion

Assumed Knowledge

Successful completion of 160 units of study in the undergraduate teacher education program.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

In Term Test: Examination: On-line

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Studies

Contact Hours

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 24 hour(s) per Term