edu5ldp learning differences




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The focus in this subject is on the areas of learning differences and learning disabilities. Particular areas of high incidence difference, such as Austism Spectrum Disorder, are selected for attention. The complex nature of learning disabilities is also analysed. School and teacher responsiveness to difference is analysed, including individualised learning plans and approaches to differentiating the curriculum.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRochelle Fogelgarn

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEducating children with diverse abilitiesRecommendedAshman, A., & Elkins, J. (eds) (2005)2ND ED, FRENCHS FOREST, NSW: PEARSON/PRENTICE HALL
ReadingsHow to differentiate instruction in mixed-ability classroomsRecommendedTomlinson, C. (2005)2ND ED, UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NEW JERSEY: PEARSON EDUCATION
ReadingsInclusion in actionRecommendedForeman, P. (ed) (2011)3RD ED, SOUTH MELBOURNE: CENGAGE
ReadingsSpecified Journal articlesRecommended(Links provided on LMS)VARIOUS
ReadingsThe differentiated classroom: responding to the needs of all learnersRecommendedTomlinson, C. (2005)UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NEW JERSEY: PEARSON EDUCATION

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Students will engage with the diverse nature of special needs within the classroom, including gifted and talented students and consider ways to cater for varying abilities

students will engage with material in the online module and post reflective responses in their online journal.

02. Students will generate individualised learning programs for students with special needs in either mainstream or special education settings.

Students will create an individualised learning plan using an existing template

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Week 22-35, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRochelle Fogelgarn

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
One 2.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays and delivered via online.
"Directed on-line learning activities."

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 27 - 27
Two 4.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 27 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two preliminary half-day sessions at the on-campus intensive."


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Module response4001
Case study6002