Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop an in-depth understanding of the educational needs of students with autism spectrum disorder. Current research in early intervention, effective teaching strategies and Inclusive practices in schools are linked to the life and experiences of the student with autism. Students will also choose a module for further application or in-depth study from either: (1) Anxiety, wellbeing and learning or (2) Learning pathways for students with Aspergers.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorMary Keeffe

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects EDU5TSA, EDU5MDC

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSpecified Journal ArticlesPrescribedN/AVARIOUS

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMary Keeffe

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning
One 4.0 hours problem based learning per week and delivered via online.
"Onshore International Students: online learning and face-to-face lectures and tutorials as negotiated with Program Coordinator"

Scheduled Online Class
Two 1.0 hours scheduled online class per study period and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
Critical reflection essay (2,000 words or equiv.)20
Enquiry based project (equiv. 2,000 words)30
Online role play (equiv. 4,000 words)40
Two online learning activities (total of 1,000 words or equiv.)10