Current Issues in Special Education

Course code EDUC6090Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

Introduces some of the issues which have been the topic of discussion, debate and research in Special Education in recent years. Among issues dealt with will be the nature of special education, inclusion, supporting a variety of needs, and collaborating with family and professionals. Students will be provided with readings and will be expected to prepare at least one paper which reflects an in-depth study of one of the topics being treated.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. stimulates critical analysis of current issues in special education
2. develop critical writing skills
3. provides students with the opportunity to explore an area of interest
Content1. What is special education?
2. Abuse, discrimination and rights.
3. Preventing special needs.
4. Inclusion.
5. Approaches to behaviour problems.
6. Teacher quality and accountability.
7. Collaboration with others.
8. Families.
9. Supporting diverse needs.
10.Controversial issues.
Replacing Course(s)Nil
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsMajor paper (40%) Analyse the literature for one of the course topics (apart from that selected for assignment 2) using literature in addition to that provided.
Other: (please specify)Analysis of key article (20%)Reflection on issues that develop from a key course reading
Other: (please specify)Analysis of all articles in four topics (4 x 40%) Prepare a sysnthesis of arguments and themes in all the readings from four of the course's topics.
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 EDUC6090