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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

Pre-requisites

have completed unit/s: EDU10712 - Supporting Learners with Diverse Abilities

Unit aim

Examines legislative frameworks, federal government policy, state education policies, educational administration and the effective implementation of school policies relevant to disability education. Develops the skills required for effectively collaborating with students, families, school staff and other professionals to ensure students with additional learning and support needs have full access to quality learning experiences.

Unit content

  • Disability legislation and policies in Action
  • NSW Education policies and administration
  • Obligations of every school and every teacher
  • Positive partnerships
  • Effective collaboration and communication skills 
  • High Support needs

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 Demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of legislative requirements and educational policies in meeting additional learning and support needs of students.
2 Understand the cultural change required within our society, including schools to facilitate reform in the disability sector.
3 Outline the range of services and provisions available to meet the additional learning and support needs of students, including those with high support needs.
4 Discuss the impact of relevant school based policies that enhance access to quality learning experiences and ensure safe learning environments.
5 Demonstrate the skills and attitudes for collaboration, problem solving and team work through effective listening, questioning and problem solving when collaborating with students, families, school staff or other professionals.
6 Understand family perspectives and consider advice from other professionals especially when supporting high support need students.
7 Recognise evidence based effective teaching strategies and critically analyse unorthodox methods of intervention.

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

  1. Demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of legislative requirements and educational policies in meeting additional learning and support needs of students.
    • GA4:
  2. Understand the cultural change required within our society, including schools to facilitate reform in the disability sector.
    • GA7:
  3. Outline the range of services and provisions available to meet the additional learning and support needs of students, including those with high support needs.
    • GA7:
  4. Discuss the impact of relevant school based policies that enhance access to quality learning experiences and ensure safe learning environments.
    • GA4:
  5. Demonstrate the skills and attitudes for collaboration, problem solving and team work through effective listening, questioning and problem solving when collaborating with students, families, school staff or other professionals.
    • GA6:
  6. Understand family perspectives and consider advice from other professionals especially when supporting high support need students.
    • GA7:
  7. Recognise evidence based effective teaching strategies and critically analyse unorthodox methods of intervention.
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.