Students with Special Needs in Diverse Contexts
This course introduces students to issues, policies and practices relating to the provision of effective inclusive education that meets the diverse learning needs of all students, including those with disabilities, behaviour disorders and difficulties in learning. During the course students will develop the skills required for collaborating with families and other professionals, for assessing and monitoring student learning, and for making reasonable adjustments to curriculum materials so that all students have access to learning.
- Semester 2 - 2015
1. Identify and discuss issues, attitudes and concepts relevant to the education of students with diverse needs within the social context of the school.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of legislation, educational policies and provisions as well as syllabus documents relating to students with diverse needs including those with a disability.
3. Utilise a range of teaching and learning practices designed to maximise the social and learning experiences of students with diverse needs in primary and secondary settings.
- Diverse needs, and inclusive practices - Legislation, policy and educational services in NSW schools.
- Planning effective teaching strategies
- Implementing reasonable adjustments to meet specific learning needs
- Understanding learning difficulties
- Developing literacy and numeracy skills - Using assessment and monitoring procedures for responsive decision making
- Development of skills for collaborating with families and other professionals
- Encouraging positive interactions
Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Assignment 1
Quiz: Assignment 2 Online examination
Project: Assignment 3
Face to Face On Campus 24 hour(s) per Term
Tutorial may be offered face-to-face, on-line, or a combination of both and may include scheduled periods of self-directed learning.