Professional Experience in Sensory Disability - Extension
Available in 2012
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Previously offered in 2013
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 http://www.ridbc.org.au/renwick/courses/current.php.
Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1. Critically evaluate their own professional practice;
2. Determine 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.
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. Formative and summative assessment;
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.
A minimum of four core courses in the MSpecEd (D/HH) or equivalent
Modes of Delivery
Experience Based Learning
Practicum: for 270 hour(s) per Term for Full Term