Critical Reflection in Special Education and Disability Service Settings

Course code EDUC6164Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course provides students with knowledge about the use of critical reflection in their workplace as a tool to improve their professional practice. Students will be familiarised with contemporary literature on critical reflection, will apply components of this literature to their work practice, and will compare and contrast examples of critical reflection in a variety of special education and disability service settings.

Available in 2014

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to:

1) identify and discuss the principal features of critical reflection in workplace environments;
2) apply the important features of critical reflection to a present or past professional experience;
3) develop personal professional goals and to evaluate the extent of their achievement.
ContentTopics will include:
* Defining critical reflection
* Critical reflection and other forms of learning
* Levels of reflection
* Using critical reflection tools
* Critical reflection in special education and disability service settings
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Email Discussion Group
Experience Based Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment Item 1: Personal professional goals - 25%
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item 2: Discussion Board Participation - 45%
ProjectsAssessment Item 3: Ideology review – 30%
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentCourse Pre-requisites: For special educators: Bachelor of Education degree, or equivalent, a three year degree and a Diploma of Education, or a Master of Teaching.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6164