COMMUNICATIONS FOR INCLUSIVE CONTEXTS

EDU3CIC

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students explore concepts and contexts of inclusion and analyse various issues, relating to the inclusion of students with special needs into mainstream settings in Victoria. In particular, students examine inclusive processes and strategies required to establish positive relationships with students, parents, colleagues, professionals and support staff involved in inclusive school settings. Students participate in collaborative and co-operative learning activities that relate to some complex educational contexts arising from issues relating to inclusion. This involves some group presentations incorporating basic counselling skills and collaborative practice.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Bennett

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students enrolled in EBECE must have completed EDU2DEC, EDU2CT and EDU2MSW. Students enrolled in EBEL must have completed EDU2DEC

Co-requisites Students enrolled in EBEL must have completed or enrolled in EDU2CT and EDU2MSW at the same time.

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsConsultation in Early Childhood settings.RecommendedBuysse, V., & Wesley, W. (2005)BALTIMORE: BROOKS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify appropriate and relevant educational information about inclusive practices from a range of resources.

Activities:
Researching , creating and presenting a Power point on a selected topic of inclusion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Develop effective communication and collaboration skills, through literature research, survey research, and role play, relating to issues of inclusion.

Activities:
Activities related to Online forum tasks on where students research and post topics relating to Inclusion, such as Bullying, Engagement, Maximising Participation and Family Centred Practices Case study activity , overcoming contentious issues relating to Inclusion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

03. Identify roles and relationships that occur in inclusive educational contexts.

Activities:
Case study activity , overcoming contentious issues relating to Inclusion includes leadership skills and working in contentious groups
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

04. Compare and contrast different skills and practices needed in collaborating with others to identify appropriate learning priorities for individual students with specific learning needs.

Activities:
Case study activity , overcoming contentious issues relating to Inclusion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Week 35-47, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Bennett

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
Three 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Engaging the disengaged (Role Play in pairs)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Conducting an IEP meeting40 01, 02, 03, 04
Online forum on Bullying20 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Bennett

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus one hour of online learning per week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Engaging the disengaged (Role Play in pairs)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Conducting an IEP meeting40 01, 02, 03, 04
Online forum on Bullying20 02, 03, 04