Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students explore concepts 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.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDebra Edwards

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesWorkshops and online materials

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Interactions: Collaboration skills for school professionals

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMarilyn Friend and Lyn Cook




ISBN0134168542, 9780134168548

Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify appropriate and relevant educational information about inclusive practices from a range of resources.
02. Develop effective communication and collaboration skills, through literature research, survey research and role play relating to issues of inclusion.
03. Identify roles and relationships that occur in inclusive educational contexts.
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.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDebra Edwards

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 31 - 34
One 2.00 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Inclusion and Bullying in Educational Contexts (approx. 1250 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Conduct an IEP meeting (Role Play) (approx. 1250 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Critical reflection essay (approx. 1500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4