Planning for Teaching in Special Education

Course code EDUC4063Units 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 specific objectives of the subject are that students will demonstrate: a knowledge of programming models; the ability to develop instructional approaches to meet specific learning needs; and the ability to develop programs at individual, group and class levels. The subject forms part of a cohort of subjects that students seeking an additional accreditation as a special education teacher are required to complete within their double degree program.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents 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 specific objectives of the subject are that students will demonstrate:

1. knowledge of programming models
2. ability to develop instructional approaches to meet specific learning needs
3. ability to develop programs at individual, group and class levels.
ContentProgramming models
Types of curricula
Planning and instruction
Instructional approaches to meet specific needs including:
Instructional approaches for students with high support needs
Multi-focus programming issues
Curriculum and teaching adaptation
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
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)Throughout the semester In-class and take home problem solving tasks (3 tasks @ 20%)60% These assessment tasks are designed to give practical application to the lectures on programming models.
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 EDUC4063