Provides an introduction to the range of instructional strategies available to educators working with students with special needs. Issues considered include the translation of research into practice, the relationship of emerging approaches to integration and inclusion; individualised, small and large group instruction, and the contribution of efficacy studies to the field.
Availability2021 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2021
- Semester 2 - 2021
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Explore the theory, research and implementation of a range of teaching approaches used in special education, in the context of other variables such as educational settings, resourcing issues and emerging policy directions in the area.
2. Discuss the theoretical basis for and current research directions around the demonstrated evidence-based practice or teaching strategy used in special education and related fields, and the concomitant relationships between theory and practice.
3. Evaluate the role and impact of secondary variables that influence program delivery in special education, such as inclusion policies and resourcing issues.
The Context of Special Education:
- Inclusive Curriculum
- Response to Intervention
- Universal Design for Learning
- Evidence-Based Practice in Special Education
- Progress Monitoring: Curriculum Based Assessment and Currriculum-Based Measurement
Issues in the delivery of teaching and learning
- Using Technology to meet diverse needs
- Teaching for Generalisation and the importance of feedback
Stimulus Control and Consequential Approaches
- Applied Behaviour Analysis
- Explicit Teaching, Direct Instruction and Mastery Learning
Cognitive and Metacognitive Approaches
- Strategy Instruction
Social Emphasis Approaches
- Reciprocal Teaching, Peer Tutoring, Co-operative Learning
Written Assignment: Assignment 1 50%
Written Assignment: Assignment 2 50%
Integrated Learning Session
Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term