To be read in conjunction with the program of study requirements for the degree in which you are enrolled.
The minor encapsulates a critical and contemporary understanding of inclusion in education. Topics provide knowledge and skills to better understand diverse students, their learning needs, and how to modify curriculum, environments, and social interactions to better support them. Theories, principles, and strategies to effectively differentiate are explored. A range of learning difficulties are investigated, considering implications in diverse settings. Whole school behavioural approaches and classroom ecologies are explored to better understand relationships between individuals, environments, and instruction.
This minor aims to provide students with opportunities to critically examine recent literature, engage in debate and reflection, and expand and apply in-depth knowledge to develop:
- critical understanding of the relationship between specialised education and inclusion
- skills in understanding, analysing, evaluating and interpreting current inclusive education research
- knowledge of the interdependency of curriculum, instruction, assessment, learning and behaviour
- the skills necessary to effectively differentiate learning experiences for diverse students
- an understanding of positive, whole-school approaches to support student behaviour
On completion students will be able to:
- justify a critical understanding of inclusion, informed by current research, legislation, and international treaties
- integrate knowledge of inclusive education practices to be applied in different contexts
- evaluate appropriate whole-school approaches to student behaviour, including PBIS
- formulate key principles of differentiation to meet diverse student needs
- support collaborative trans-disciplinary teams to provide an integrated approach to behaviour, learning and teaching
Program of study
To qualify for the minor in Inclusive Education, a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP, or better, in each topic according to the program of study below.
Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
18 units of option topics selected from the following list:
EDUC8129 Contemporary Issues in Special Education (4.5 units)
EDUC9307 Educational Planning and Assessment for Students with Special Needs (4.5 units)
EDUC9406 Differentiation and Inclusive Educational Practices (4.5 units)
EDUC9504 Schoolwide Positive Behaviour Support (4.5 units)
EDUC9521 Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities (4.5 units)
*Students completing the minor within a Master of Inclusive and Specialised Education must complete EDUC9307, EDUC9406, EDUC9504 and EDUC9521 to complete the minor. Students in the Master of Education course must complete EDUC8129 and select 3 topics from the 4 other option topics.