Policy, Administration and Collaboration in Special Education

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

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 2 - 2017

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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: Collaboration and Conflict Resolution

Written Assignment: Policy Analysis

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

WebLearn GradSchool

Integrated Learning Session

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term