Policy, Administration and Collaboration in Special Education

Course code EDUC6082
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

Examines policy, administration and collaboration in special education including the development and implementation of policy and procedures, leadership skills, professional ethics, curriculum development, and program management. Interpersonal skills and the ability to negotiate positive outcomes both for students with special needs and teachers will be examined in the context of special educators as potential change agents in the school.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand family perspectives and collaborative and co-teaching practices;

2. Demonstrate reflective listening skills, conflict resolution and negotiation skills and understand the role of whole-school social and emotional learning programs in promoting student wellbeing;

3. Discuss the application of these skills in working with children, adults and other professionals;

4. Overview policy and legislation in Special Education and its relationship to Special Education services and Australian education reform; and

5. Describe Special Education curriculum and support approaches.

Content

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND CONSULTANCY

  • Introduction to interpersonal skills;
  • Non-verbal communication and listening skills;
  • Interviewing;
  • Conflict resolution and negotiation skills;
  • Working with parents;
  • Collaborative consultation in schools;


LAW, POLICY AND MANAGEMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

  • Legislation and Special Education;
  • Enrolment and placement in Special Education;
  • Politics, education and Special Education policy;
  • Training and professional development issues;
  • Professional ethics;
  • Curriculum and support issues.

Assumed Knowledge

Two years of relevant professional experience and/or a relevant graduate qualification

Assessment Items

Online Learning Activity: On-Line Group Discussion Board Contribution and Participation

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self directed learning equivalent to 2 hours per week for external students.