Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Intervention

Course code EDUC6161Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course explores contemporary and popularised issues that are prevalent in the fields of both inclusive preschool education and early intervention services for infants and young children with disabilities. It seeks to provide knowledge and understanding of emerging evidence-based practices.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1. demonstrate understanding of historical factors on contemporary practice in Early Childhood special education
2. critique theories, philosophies and curriculum approaches in Early Childhood special education
3. describe and critically analyse contemporary issues and trends in Early Childhood special education
ContentTopics will include:
1. Inclusive practices in long day care and pre-school settings
2. Early Childhood Intervention services and support approaches
3. The role of play for infants and children with disabilities
4. Fostering social interactions
5. Supporting children and families in the transition to school
6. Liaising with schools to promote seamless transitions
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Individual Supervision
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 1: 4 X 15% commentaries on readings (Total 60 %)
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 2: Literature review on specific topic - 40%
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentCourse Pre-requisites: Bachelor of Education degree, or equivalent, a three year degree and a Diploma of Education, or a Master of Teaching
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6161