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ED3442 - Inclusive Education for Special Needs

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Education (pre 2015)

Core subject for all teacher education students. LIMITED offering available only to RATEP students. EXTERNAL OFFERING available only to ECE ONLINE students and students enrolled in the BEd Professional Development.

Through the study of this subject you will be examining a range of special needs that you might encounter in students who attend your classes. You will be given guidance to help to make accommodations and modification to the curriculum and the learning environment in order to meet the learning requirements of students with special needs. In addition, you will be introduced to national and international policies guiding the inclusion of students with special needs into mainstream classrooms.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically analyse issues related to the education of students with special needs: inclusion, integration, legislation, policies, appropriate education (both age and level appropriate), quality of life;
  • have 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);
  • recognise the indicators of a range of different special educational needs, be able to identify appropriate educational assessment, understand the impact on learning and design appropriate educational strategies; and;
  • Demonstrate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at an assured level.
Prerequisites: ED2488
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
ED4890 and ED4891 and ED5858

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Paul Pagliano
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials
Assessment: assignments (45%); assignment - short assignment and response to reading (10%); centrally-administered final exam (45%).

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Face to face teaching (Online tutorial attendance at RATEP site as per schedule to be advised)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Paul Pagliano
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours - Collaborate Tutorials
Assessment: assignments (45%); assignment - short assignment and response to reading (10%); centrally-administered final exam (45%).

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Paul Pagliano
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments (45%); assignment - short assignment and response to reading (10%); centrally-administered final exam (45%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Paul Pagliano
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: assignments (45%); assignment - short assignment and response to reading (10%); centrally-administered final exam (45%).

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.