Meet Spec. Needs in Diverse Social & Educ. Context

Course code EDUC4002Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course will develop knowledge of school and systemic contexts which impact upon service delivery in special education. Specifically, students will examine the range of settings for special education, ethical legal and interpersonal issues which must be considered, and the range of curriculum content available to students with special educational needs in diverse contexts.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
OurimbahSemester 1, Trimester 1
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives*discuss the various contexts for special education and the various legal ethical and interpersonal issues which impact on special education provisions in these settings
*identify and discuss curriculum options across primary and secondary KLAs as they pertain to students with special needs
*relate this curriculum diversity to the programming and teaching models introduced in accompanying special education course
Content. What is Special Education?
. Legislation and policies in special education
. Professional ethics
. Definition, labeling and enrolment
. Curriculum Issues: overview of special education in the KLA framework
. Stages 1-3 curriculum issues
. Stages 4-6 curriculum issues
. Alternative curriculum and assessment
. Health and safety issues
. Controversial issues
. Transitions and community services
. Interpersonal skills and communication
Replacing Course(s)EDUC4062 which was a 5 unit course
TransitionAll new students from 2003 will enrol in the course rather than EDUC4062.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEDUC3026
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay
Contact HoursLecture: for 16 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Tutorial: for 16 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC4002