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ED3442 - Inclusive Education: Differentiated Learning for Students with Special Needs and Abilities

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Core subject for all teacher education students. LIMITED offering available only to RATEP students.

Preservice teachers will examine the definition of Inclusive Education with a focus on differentiating pedagogy to meet learner requirements. Pre-service teachers will be taught about the diverse learners they may encounter in their specialist areas. Pre-service teachers will be given guidance to help make accommodations and modifications to the curriculum and the learning environment in order to meet the learning requirements of children/students with special needs. In addition, pre-service teachers will be introduced to national and international policies and legislation guiding the inclusion of children/students with special needs into mainstream classrooms.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate a working knowledge of support processes for students with specific learning needs including the Educational Adjustment Program (EAP), Individual Education Plans (IEPs), Individual Student Plans (ISP) and Negotiated Education Plans (NEPs);
  • critically analyse issues related to inclusive education and differentiated learners with special needs: integration, legislation, policies, appropriate education (both age and level appropriate), and quality of life;
  • recognise the indicators of a range of differentiated special educational needs and be able to design and identify appropriate educational strategies and assessment;
  • demonstrate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at an Assured level and, for B.Ed (ECE) students, relevant ACECQA standards;
  • demonstrate a working knowledge of support processes for students with specific learning needs including the Individualised student learning plans such as Personalised Learning Plans (PLPs), Individual Learning Plans (ILPs), Individual Education Plans (IEPs), Individual Curriculum Plans (ICPs) and processes involving the Education Adjustment Program (EAP) and the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD).

Subject Assessment

  • assessment 1: a)online quiz (10%)
  • assessment 1: b)online quiz (10%)
  • assessment 2: assignment: case study (40%)
  • centrally-administered final exam (40%).
Prerequisites: ED2488 or (ED2491 and ED2093) or (ED2491 and ED2193) or (ED2491 and ED2492) or (ED2492 and ED2493) ADM to course code 38110.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 3 hours - Professional Experience briefing
  • 5 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Face to face teaching (Online collaborate tutorial attendance at RATEP Sites within the Study Period dates as scheduled)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 23 hours - Online engagement including Professional Experience briefing
  • 20 hours online collaboration sessions
  • 5 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 43 hours - Online engagement including Professional Experience briefing
  • 5 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 3 hours - Professional experience briefing
  • 5 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
  • 3 hours - Professional Experience briefing
  • 5 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.