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ED3442 - Inclusive Education for Special Needs

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Education

Core subject for all teacher education students. LIMITED offering available only to RATEP students. EXTERNAL OFFERING available only to ECE ONLINE students and to 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 you 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, normalisation, delabelling, 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 profile (EAP), individual education programs (IEPs) and negotiated education plans (NEPs);
  • recognise the indicators of a range of different special needs, be able to identify appropriate educational assessment, understand the impact on learning and design appropriate educational strategies;
  • demonstrate exemplary personal and professional moral and ethical standards and a commitment to the intellectual development of students with special needs;
  • communicate effectively with the student, parents and specialists and foster positive and productive relationships with families and the community.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations.
Prerequisites: ED2488
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
ED4890 and ED4891 and ED5858

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Helen Boon, <Person not found>
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%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Helen Boon, <Person not found>
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, Study Period 1, Limited
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Face to face teaching (Online tutorial attendance at RATEP site as per schedule to be advised)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Helen Boon, <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours - online tutorials
Assessment: assignments (45%); assignment - short assignment and response to reading (10%); centrally-administered final exam (45%).

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Helen Boon, <Person not found>
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
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.