Professional Experience in Sensory Disability - Extension

Course code EDUC6855Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

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.

RIDBC Renwick Centre administers this course. Before enrolling in this course, review the RIDBC Renwick Centre Handbook and Practicum Handbook at

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1. Critically evaluate their own professional practice;
2. Identify specific learning objectives;
3. Plan, deliver and evaluate approriate 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.
ContentOn 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.
Replacing Course(s)Nil
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeA minimum of four core courses in the MSpecEd or equivalent
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Teaching MethodsExperience Based Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Completion of a practicum portfolio with required documentation and the final Practicum Assessment Tool showing attainment of graduate level on all competencies. Equivalent of 45 days (270 hours) professional experience.
Contact HoursPracticum: for 270 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolment limited to Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies and Master of Special Education.
Compulsory Course ComponentCompletion of 45 days practicum is a compulsory course component.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6855