SUPPORTING SPECIAL NEEDS OF LEARNERS

EDU3SNL

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject Pre-service teachers explore the notion that every child, regardless of their challenges, has the ability to learn and that every learner has the opportunity to be successful in learning. Pre-service teachers develop an understanding of educational institutions' responsibilities for positively building on student diversity. A range of adaptive teaching and learning strategies will be explored to maximize the educational experience and achievements of a range of diverse learners including: students with learning difficulties and disabilities; high performing and under-achieving students and students with rich multilingual, limited literacy, diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Pre-service teachers learn how to engage with the school community, including parents, to identify and respond to the needs of all students. Pre-service teachers undertake 20 days of practicum in an educational setting as part of this subject.< /p>

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRochelle Fogelgarn

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in one of the following course in order to undertake this subject: Bachelor of Technology Education (EBTE, EBTEB), Graduate Diploma in Technology Education (EDGTE), Bachelor of Education Secondary (EBEDS, EBEDSB, EBEDSM), Bachelor of Education Primary (EBEDP, EBEDPB, EBEDPM)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects EDU4SNL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsInclusive Education: A practical guide to supporting diversity in the classroomPrescribed Loreman, T., Deppeler, J., & Harvey, D. (2005NSW Australia: Allen &Unwin
ReadingsEngaging the Disengaged: Inclusive approaches to teaching the least advantaged.PrescribedMcKenna, T., Cacciattolo, M., & Vicars, M. (2013).USA: Cambridge
ReadingsTeaching Students with Learning Disabilities: A Step-By Step Guide for EducatorsRecommendedPierangelo, R., & Giuliani, G. (2008).California: Corwin Press
ReadingsIdentifying Children with Special Needs.RecommendedHannell, G. (2004)Cal: Corwin Press
ReadingsAdapting curriculum, teaching and learning strategies. In P. Foreman (Ed.), Inclusion in action (pp. 109-112)RecommendedConway, R. (2008)South Melbourne, Victoria: Cengage Learning Australia Pty Limit

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand the need to cater for diversity, the major issues and legislative requirements involved in teaching in diverse classrooms.

Activities:
Lecture, Tutorial Workshop
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)

02. Explore research and methodologies for supporting diverse learners through collaborative partnerships involving schools, families and caring learning communities.

Activities:
Lecture, Tutorial Workshop
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)

03. Access research and pedagogies based on the understanding that learning is cognitive, affective and behavioural.

Activities:
Lecture, Tutorial Workshop
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

04. Demonstrate knowledge of responsive teaching strategies which optimize the strengths and needs of students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds

Activities:
Lecture, Tutorial Workshop
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

05. Develop differentiated learning opportunities utilising teaching strategies that maximize learning outcomes for students with special needs.

Activities:
Lecture, Tutorial Workshop
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

06. Generate individualised learning programs for students with special needs in either mainstream or special education settings.

Activities:
Lecture, Tutorial Workshop
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRochelle Fogelgarn

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Six 7.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Collaborative Differentiated Inquiry Learning Unit and ILPs for nominated diverse learners = 2250This task will be scaffolded through the learning materials and supported during tutorials.50 01, 03, 04, 05, 06
Individual Analytical Reflection - Professional experience portfolio = 2250This task will be scaffolded through the learning materials and supported during tutorials.50 02, 03, 04, 05
20 days Professional experience placementProfessional Experience must be passed satisfactorily to pass this subject.

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRochelle Fogelgarn

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Six 7.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Collaborative Differentiated Inquiry Learning Unit and ILPs for nominated diverse learners = 2250This task will be scaffolded through the learning materials and supported during tutorials.50 01, 03, 04, 05, 06
Individual Analytical Reflection - Professional experience portfolio = 2250This task will be scaffolded through the learning materials and supported during tutorials.50 02, 03, 04, 05
20 days Professional experience placementProfessional Experience must be passed satisfactorily to pass this subject.