Education of Students with Learning Difficulties

Course code EDUC6085Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

Focuses on learning difficulties in the basic academic areas of reading, spelling, mathematics and comprehension. An overview is provided of likely causes of learning difficulties or the effects of these difficulties on reading, spelling or numeracy. Methods of assisting children with learning difficulties are also reviewed.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives- to provide an overview of likely underlying causes of learning difficulties;
- to discuss methods of identification of underlying causes of learning difficulties;
- to outline the nature of the reading process and identify the likely effects of underlying causes on specific reading skills and strategies;
- to provide information of the nature of specific difficulties in spelling and early level numeracy; and
- to provide an overview of service delivery models for studies with learning difficulties.
Language and learning to read;
Models of reading;
Phonological processing;
Word identification;
Reading comprehension;
Adolescents with reading difficulties;
Spelling and writing difficulties;
Early numeracy difficulties; and
Literacy instruction and significant disabilities.
Replacing Course(s)na
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledgenil
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsCritical review 1500-2000 words.
Essays / Written AssignmentsPosition Paper approx. 2000 words.
Essays / Written AssignmentsCommentary paper for each of three topics outlined approx. 1500 words.
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6085