Teaching Methods and Techniques in Special Education

Course code EDUC6088
Not available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


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.


WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 1 - 2016


  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

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.


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

Written Assignment: Assignment 3

Contact Hours

WebLearn GradSchool and Callaghan


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

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

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


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