Teaching Methods and Techniques in Special Education

Course code EDUC6088
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables

Description

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.

Availability

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 1 - 2016
  • Semester 1 - 2017

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2016
  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

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

1. 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.

Content

Module 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 Measurement

Module 2: Issues in the delivery of teaching and learning

  1. Using Technology to meet diverse needs
  2. Teaching for Generalisation and the importance of feedback

Module 3: Stimulus Control and Consequential Approaches

  1. Applied Behaviour Analysis
  2. Explicit Teaching, Direct Instruction and Mastery Learning

Module 4: Cognitive and Metacognitive Approaches

  1. Strategy Instruction

Module 5: Social Emphasis Approaches

  1. Reciprocal Teaching, Peer Tutoring, Co-operative Learning

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1

Written Assignment: Assignment 2

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