Available in 2018
Course code

EDUC6053

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course introduces students to the historical, social, cultural and political contexts of educating children and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing. It provides an overview of deaf education and early intervention settings and services at local, national and international levels; reviews political, legislative and professional contexts of deaf education; and identifies reasonable adjustments for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Family-centered early intervention and education is identified from a theoretical and practical perspective with an additional focus on Indigenous children with otitis media.


Availability2018 Course Timetables

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  • Semester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of the social historical aspect of people who are deaf and hard of hearing;

2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students and how these may influence learning;

3. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of research into how students learn and the implications for teaching;

4. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of teaching strategies that are responsive to the learning strengths and needs of students from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds;

5. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of the impact of culture, cultural identity and linguistic background on the education of students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds;

6. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of legislative requirements and teaching strategies that support participation and learning of students with disability;

7. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of, understanding of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and languages and the associated influence of hearing loss;

8. Understand the relevant legislative, administrative and organisational policies and processes required for teachers according to school stage; and

9. Understand strategies for working effectively, sensitively and confidentially with children with disabilities and their families.


Content

Topics will include:

1.    Social and cultural contexts of people who are deaf or hard of hearing; history of deaf education; historical perspectives of communication philosophies and educational approaches;

2.    Overview of deaf education settings and services at local, national and international levels;

3.    Political, legislative and professional contexts of deaf education and the specific needs of Indigenous children and families;

4.    National curriculum framework and reasonable adjustments for students who are deaf or hard of hearing;

5.    The role of signed and spoken languages in the lives of people who are deaf or hard of hearing;

6.    Technology in the lives of people who are deaf or hard of hearing;

7.    Family contexts of children who are deaf or hard of hearing;

8.    Identity and social-emotional development of children who are deaf or hard of hearing;

9.    Influence of social, cultural, Indigenous and family contexts on the learning environments of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.


Assessment items

Essay: Essay - 30%

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study - 50%

Quiz: Online Quiz - 20%


Contact hours

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Integrated Learning Session

Online 9 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term