LEARNING DIFFERENCES AND PEDAGOGY

EDU5LDP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject pre-service teachers develop an understanding of teachers' and educational institutions' responsibilities for positively building on student diversity and working collaboratively with families, carers and other agencies to achieve optimal learning conditions for students with diverse needs. The specific challenges that different individuals and groups confront in educational settings are explored. Pre-service teachers will consider innovative ways of maximising the educational experience and achievements of gifted students; under-performing students; students with learning difficulties and disabilities; as well as students with rich multilingual, limited literacy, diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Particular areas of high incidence difference, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, are addressed. School and teacher responsiveness to difference and diversity is analysed, including adaptive pedagogies, individualised learning plans and approaches to differentiating the curriculum.

SchoolEducation

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnne Southall

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesEngagement with online modules and discussion activities. Profiling/case study activities for understanding diverse students holistic needs. Students create a differentiated unit which includes differentiated learning and assessment activities

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in either of the following courses in order to undertake this subject: Masters of Teaching Secondary (EMTCS, EMTCSB, EMTCSW), Master of Teaching Primary (EMTCP, EMTCPB and EMTCPW), Master of Teaching (EMTP), Master of Teaching Secondary (EMTS), Master of Teaching Secondary (EMTSB), Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Arts Education (AZAAE), Bachelor of Science//Bachelor of Science Education (SZSSE), Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (AZATS), Bachelor of Science & Masters of Teaching Secondary (SZSTS), EDMELC Master of Educational leadership and Management, EMTSC Master of TESOL, EMALC Master of Applied Linguistics

Co-requisitesN/A

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

Readings

The differentiated classroom: responding to the needs of all learners

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorTomlinson, C.

Year2014

Edition/Volume2nd

PublisherUPPER SADDLE RIVER, NEW JERSEY: PEARSON EDUCATION

ISBN1416618635, 9781416618638

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Inclusion in action

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorForeman, P.

Year2017

Edition/Volume3RD ED

PublisherSOUTH MELBOURNE: CENGAGE

ISBN0170376176, 9780170376174

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Educating children with diverse abilities

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAshman, A., & Elkins, J.

Year2005

Edition/Volume2nd

PublisherFRENCHS FOREST, NSW: PEARSON/PRENTICE HALL

ISBN1741032393, 9781741032390

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

How to differentiate instruction in mixed-ability classrooms

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorTomlinson, C.

Year2001

Edition/Volume2nd

PublisherUPPER SADDLE RIVER, NEW JERSEY: PEARSON EDUCATION

ISBN0871205122, 9780871205124

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

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. Understand the need to cater for diversity and the major issues involved in teaching in diverse classrooms.
02. Explore research and methodologies for supporting diverse learners through collaborative partnerships involving schools, families and caring learning communities.
03. Access research and pedagogies based on the understanding that learning is cognitive, affective and behavioural.
04. Demonstrate knowledge of responsive teaching strategies which optimize the strengths and needs of students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
05. Develop differentiated learning opportunities utilising teaching strategies that maximize learning outcomes for students with special needs.
06. Generate individualised learning programs for students with special needs in either mainstream or special education settings.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Week 08-23, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne Southall

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 9 - 9
One 8.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 9 to week 9 and delivered via face-to-face.
The intensive component of this subject will be delivered at the Bundoora campus only.

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 8 - 8
One 8.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 8 to week 8 and delivered via face-to-face.
This is for Nexus student only. All Nexus students are required to attend the Melbourne campus for this intensive class

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 8 - 23
Six 1.00 h scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 8 to week 23 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 8 - 23
One 4.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 8 to week 23 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1a. Case Study and ILP equivalent to 2000 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

1b. Independent Learning Plan Equivalent to 500 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6

2. Differentiated Inquiry Unit equivalent to 3500words

N/AOtherIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Week 08-23, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne Southall

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 9 - 9
One 8.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 9 to week 9 and delivered via face-to-face.
The intensive component of this subject will be delivered at the Bundoora campus only.

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 8 - 8
One 8.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 8 to week 8 and delivered via face-to-face.
This is for Nexus student only. All Nexus students are required to attend the Melbourne campus for this intensive class

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 8 - 23
Six 1.00 h scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 8 to week 23 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 8 - 23
One 4.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 8 to week 23 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1a. Case Study and ILP equivalent to 2000 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

1b. Independent Learning Plan Equivalent to 500 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6

2. Differentiated Inquiry Unit equivalent to 3500words

N/AOtherIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 08-23, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne Southall

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 9 - 9
One 8.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 9 to week 9 and delivered via face-to-face.
The intensive component of this subject will be delivered at the Bundoora campus only.

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 8 - 8
One 8.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 8 to week 8 and delivered via face-to-face.
This is for Nexus student only. All Nexus students are required to attend the Melbourne campus for this intensive class

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 8 - 23
Six 1.00 h scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 8 to week 23 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 8 - 23
One 4.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 8 to week 23 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1a. Case Study and ILP equivalent to 2000 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

1b. Independent Learning Plan Equivalent to 500 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6

2. Differentiated Inquiry Unit equivalent to 3500words

N/AOtherIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Week 29-43, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne Southall

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 29 - 29
One 8.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 29 and delivered via face-to-face.
The intensive component of this subject will be delivered at the Bundoora campus only.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 29 - 43
Six 1.00 h scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 29 - 43
One 4.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 29 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1a. Case Study and ILP equivalent to 2000 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

1b. Independent Learning Plan Equivalent to 500 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6

2. Differentiated Inquiry Unit equivalent to 3500words

N/AOtherIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Week 29-43, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne Southall

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 29 - 29
One 8.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 29 and delivered via face-to-face.
The intensive component of this subject will be delivered at the Bundoora campus only.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 29 - 43
Six 1.00 h scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 29 - 43
One 4.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 29 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1a. Case Study and ILP equivalent to 2000 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

1b. Independent Learning Plan Equivalent to 500 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6

2. Differentiated Inquiry Unit equivalent to 3500words

N/AOtherIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 29-43, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne Southall

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 29 - 29
One 8.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 29 and delivered via face-to-face.
The intensive component of this subject will be delivered at the Bundoora campus only.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 29 - 43
Six 1.00 h scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 29 - 43
One 4.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 29 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1a. Case Study and ILP equivalent to 2000 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

1b. Independent Learning Plan Equivalent to 500 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO6

2. Differentiated Inquiry Unit equivalent to 3500words

N/AOtherIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5