Teaching Methods & Techniques in Special Education

Course code EDUC6088Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

Provides an introduction to the range of instructional strategies available to educators working with students with special needs. Issues considered include the translation of research into practice, the relationship of emerging approaches to integration and inclusion, individualised, small and large group instruction, and the contribution of efficacy studies to the field.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents will explore the theory, research and implementation of a range of teaching approaches used in special education, in the context of other variables such as educational settings, resourcing issues and emerging policy directions in the area.
ContentModule 1: The Context of Special Education:
1. Inclusive Curriculum
2. Response to Intervention
3. Universal Design for Learning
4. Evidence-Based Practice in Special Education
5. Progress Monitoring: Curriculum Based Assessment and Currriculum-Based

Module 2: Issues in the delivery of teaching and learning
6. Using Technology to meet diverse needs
7. Teaching for Generalisation and the importance of feedback

Module 3: Stimulus Control and Consequential Approaches
8. Applied Behaviour Analysis
9. Explicit Teaching, Direct Instruction and Mastery Learning

Module 4: Cognitive and Metacognitive Approaches
10. Strategy Instruction

Module 5: Social Emphasis Approaches
11. Reciprocal Teaching, Peer Tutoring, Co-operative Learning
Replacing Course(s)Nil
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledgenil
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsTask 1: Response Papers A 40% (2 x 20%)
Analysis of key articles and reflection on issues

Task 2: Response papers B (3 x 20%)
Analysis of key articles and reflection on issues
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6088