Available in 2022
Course code

EDUC4167

Units

30 units

Level

4000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course requires the student to undertake fifty (50) days of full time school based experience in two different special education settings in Semester Two. Students will complete twenty (20) days in the first placement and thirty (30) days in the second placement. Building on students' prior placement experiences and studies undertaken during their teacher education program, this course helps students refine their personal philosophy as an educator; explore the legal, social and ethical responsibilities of the teaching profession; and consider their responsibility as participants in local, national and global teaching communities. The interns will be responsible for half the colleague teacher’s teaching load, and will be expected to interact within the school and its community.


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2022

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC4060. Students who have successfully completed EDUC4060 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC4167.


Learning outcomes

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

1. Communicate the role of the special education teacher as a professional;

2. Plan, implement and evaluate evidence-informed programs for improving learning in special education schools and contexts;

3. Utilise effective communicate skills when working with students, teachers, school staff and community members in diverse special education schools and contexts;

4. Engage in critical reflection of their own practice in supporting students with diverse needs across diverse settings;

5. Apply a diverse range of disability specific resources and supports for students that utilise the requirements of the Australian Curriculum.


Content

The subject requires fifty (50) days of school-based experience in different special education settings from Kindergarten through to Year 12.  School-based special education experiences can include placement in special schools; placement in support classes in regular schools, independent schools and classes for students with disability; and placements with Learning and Support Teachers in regular schools.  This course will build on students’ knowledge, understandings and skills in working with children with disability. Specific topics to be covered include:

  • General professional attributes,
  • Teaching and learning practices (specific to Special Education settings and subject content),
  • Lesson and program planning, implementation, and management,
  • Assessment and evaluation,
  • Literacy and communication,
  • Working in schools, systems and communities.

Requisite

Primary:

To enrol in this course students must:

- be active in the following programs:

- Bachelor of Education (Primary) [40106], and

- have successfully completed 270 units including (EDUC3185 or EDUC3186) and EDUC4002, and

- have successfully completed or be concurrently enrolled in EDUC4063, EDUC4064 and EDUC4065, and

- have successfully completed LANTITE.

Secondary:

To enrol in this course students must:

- be active in one of the following programs:

- Bachelor of Education (Secondary) [40107], or

- Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours) [40108], and

- have successfully completed 270 units including (EDUC3195 or EDUC3196) and EDUC4002, and

- have successfully completed or be concurrently enrolled in EDUC4063, EDUC4064 and EDUC4065, and

- have successfully completed LANTITE.


Assessment items

Report: Professional Experience Report x 2 *

Portfolio: E Portfolio *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

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

General Course Requirements:

  • Lecture: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - Attendance Requirement - Students must attend all lectures

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Portfolio: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Report: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • Anaphylaxis Training - Students must complete approved anaphylaxis training.
  • Child Protection Awareness Training - Students must complete approved child protection awareness training.
  • Working with Children - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work.

Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Practicum

Face to Face Off Campus 5 day(s) per Week for 10 Weeks

50 day Internship - 5 day(s) per Week for 10 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Term Full Term

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