Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is designed to extend knowledge and skill in working collaboratively with families, health services and other agencies in the development and implementation of programs for students with additional needs. In this subject pre-service teachers will deepen insights into theoretical concepts, pedagogical principles and processes in relation to state and national curriculum structures. Requirements for supporting students with additional needs and the development of consulting, negotiating and facilitating skills will be addressed.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJacolyn Weller

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesCritical analysis and deep dives into the reading and lecture material through collaborative discussion and experiential learning. Online module readings and lecture material. Role plays, collaborative discussions, online interactive activities and readings

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

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. Review and analyse a broad range of strategies for involving parents/carers and professionals in the educative process.
02. Examine the role of external professionals and community representatives in broadening teacher's professional knowledge and practice.
03. Apply knowledge and understanding to the methodologies that support student with disabilities and impairments through collaborative partnerships involving schools, families and learning communities.
04. Examine personal and professional communication skills required for engaging with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJacolyn Weller

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 31 - 31
One 5.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Presentation and discussion (2250 words) Strategies for parent/carer involvement in the educative process

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Group task (1350 word equivalence) Develop and present a proposed plan to involve families and professionals in the educative support a student with a disability or impairment in a mainstream school

N/AOtherGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Content Quiz (equivalent to 900 words)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO2