Professional Experience in Sensory Disability - Extension

Course code EDUC6855
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


This course provides teachers with extended practical experience in settings in which individuals with sensory disabilities are educated. Skills in planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating educational and/or(re)habilitative programs will be practised and assessed.


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  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Critically evaluate their own professional practice;

2. Identify specific learning objectives;

3. Plan, deliver and evaluate appropriate learning experiences consistent with those objectives;

4. Employ a range of appropriate and differentiated teaching behaviours;

5. Develop stimulating teaching/learning environments and experiences;

6. Demonstrate effective interdisciplinary team participation that support the needs of children across a range of educational environments; and

7. Use a range of appropriate technologies to support the delivery of learning experiences.


On their practicums, students are expected to experience the following:

  1. The evidence base for various teaching behaviours/practices;
  2. Specific teaching behaviours and strategies;
  3. Curriculum modification/adaptation;
  4. Development of individualised learning plans (e.g., IFSP/IEP);
  5. Communicative requirements of different teaching-learning situations;
  6. A variety of assessment tools;
  7. Analysing, interpreting and integrating assessment results for a range of curriculum purposes;
  8. Evaluating effectiveness of programs/intervention strategies;
  9. Procedures for checking and maintaining sensory devices;
  10. Management of student records/data;
  11. Roles and responsibilities of professionals and para-professionals in educational environments;
  12. Ethical requirements and issues;
  13. Process for developing individualized educational plans; and
  14. Managing current and evolving technology.

Assumed Knowledge

A minimum of four core courses in the MSpecEd or equivalent

Assessment Items

Professional Task: Practicum

Written Assignment: Practicum Portfolio

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Practicum: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Completion of 45 days practicum is a compulsory course component.

Contact Hours


Face to Face Off Campus 270 hour(s) per Term

A minimum 45 days practicum is required.