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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Anti-requisites

EDU01095 Supporting Learners with Diverse Abilities

Unit aim

Through case studies, contemporary research and practical examples, students are introduced to inclusive education. The application of inclusive pedagogy in Early Childhood contexts and K–12 educational practice is explored, with a focus on the complex interaction of instructional, learning, curricular, community and legislation contexts. Students are required to demonstrate knowledge of relevant legislative requirements and teaching strategies that support social inclusion, authentic engagement and learning for students with diverse abilities, including students with a disability or other additional learning needs.

Unit content

The key concepts, theoretical frameworks and practical requirements for teachers to be able to support learners with diverse abilities will be examined within the following key ideas.

  • Teachers and the Inclusive School or Early Childhood Setting
  • Meeting Diverse Needs Through an Inclusive Curriculum and Inclusive Teaching Practice
  • Legislation, Policies and Inclusive Practices - Teachers' Obligations
  • Differentiation and Providing Reasonable Adjustments - Curriculum Content, Assessment, Teaching Methods, Resources
  • Communication for Learning and Effective Teaching
  • Collaboration and Consultation to Support Inclusion
  • Instigating Change to Support Inclusion

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 analyse the range of students with learning and support needs, reflect on the likely impact on learning of a disability or other additional learning need, and demonstrate how to meet these specific learning needs through inclusive education practices
2 demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of legislative requirements and teaching strategies that support inclusive student participation and engagement in classroom and school activities.
3 demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a range of teaching strategies including differentiation and providing reasonable adjustments to meet the specific learning needs of students with a disability or other learning and support needs
4 demonstrate skills in working collaboratively with other professionals, including specialist and advisory teachers, external professionals and community representatives; also in consulting and collaborating with parents/ carers.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. analyse the range of students with learning and support needs, reflect on the likely impact on learning of a disability or other additional learning need, and demonstrate how to meet these specific learning needs through inclusive education practices
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of legislative requirements and teaching strategies that support inclusive student participation and engagement in classroom and school activities.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a range of teaching strategies including differentiation and providing reasonable adjustments to meet the specific learning needs of students with a disability or other learning and support needs
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. demonstrate skills in working collaboratively with other professionals, including specialist and advisory teachers, external professionals and community representatives; also in consulting and collaborating with parents/ carers.
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

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