Current Issues in Special Education

Course code EDUC6090
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables

Description

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.

Availability

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Undertake a critical analysis of current issues in special education

2. Develop critical writing skills

3. Explore an area of interest in special education

Content

  1. 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.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Reflection on Key Course Reading

Written Assignment: Critical Reflection on Key Issues

Literature Review: Literature Review

Contact Hours

WebLearn GradSchool

Self-Directed Learning

Online 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term