The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

EDUC3103

Units

10 units

Level

3000 level

Course handbook

Description

Develops understanding and skills for working in early childhood settings and primary schools with children with additional needs. The course satisfies the New South Wales Government's requirement that a person seeking employment as a teacher in the NSW public education system must have completed a program containing special education content. It also addresses the 0-5 years period of child development and examines the impact of disability and developmental delay on children and their families.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Online

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Identify and discuss issues, attitudes and concepts relevant to the education of students with diverse needs within the social context of early childhood setting and primary classrooms;

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 early childhood and primary settings;

4. Develop understanding of the role of families in supporting a child with a disability and the role of the teacher as a collaborative participant in developing effective early childhood and primary educational programs;

5. Demonstrate awareness of the impact of additional needs on children 0-12 years of age.


Content

 

  • Diverse needs and inclusive practices in early childhood and primary contexts
  • Legislation, policy and educational services in NSW pre-schools and schools in early childhood and primary contexts
  • Learning Goals that provide achievable challenges for students of various abilities and characteristics. Developing IEP's that are tailored specifically for the child and their learning, highlighting any learning challenges they may be experiencing in the primary and early childhood context.
  • Play skills, assessing and addressing delays in social/emotional skills
  • Implementing reasonable adjustments to meet specific learning needs
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Assessing and addressing delays in literacy/numeracy skills
  • Development of skills for collaborating with families and other professionals
  • Encouraging positive interactions
  • Transitions from early childhood to primary contexts
  • Resources to support inclusion in early childhood and primary contexts

Requisite

For students who commenced in the program in 2016 onwards, enrolment in this course is dependent on successful completion of the teacher education admission milestone:

- Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or

- 80 units of UON courses or

- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways.


Assessment items

Journal: Learning Journal 20%

In Term Test: In term test 15%

Presentation: Presenting on research topic 30%

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study 35%


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 1

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks starting in week 1

Ourimbah

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 1

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks starting in week 1

Online

Lecture

Online 6 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Tutorial

Online 22 hour(s) per Term Full Term