1 x 90-minute lecture weekly
1 x 60-minute tutorial weekly
1 x 8-hour independent study weekly
1 22.5 units in DSRS1xxx topics
2 Admission into BEDECSEBDS-B Education (Early Childhood & Special Ed), B Disability Studies
2a Admission into BEDMSSEBDS-B Education (Middle & Secondary/Special Ed), B Disability Studies
2b Admission into BEDPRSEBDS-B Education (Primary R-7 & Special Ed), B Disability Studies
3 13.5 units in DSRS1xxx topics
4 Admission into BHS-Bachelor of Health Sciences
5 18 units in DSRS1xxx topics
6 Admission into BEDSEOS-Bachelor of Education (Special Education)
7 9 units in DSRS1xxx topics
8 Admission into BEDSBSE-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Special Education
9 Admission into BBSC-Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)
10 9 units in DSRS1xxx topics
11 Admission into BEDECBSE-Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Bachelor of Special Education
11a Admission into BEDPRBSE-Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Special Education
12 13.5 units in any DSRS1xxx or EDUC1xxx topics
13 EDUC1120 - Teaching and Educational Contexts
14 DSRS1215 - Communication and Language
Must Satisfy: ((1) or ((2 or 2a or 2b) and 3) or (4 and 5) or (6) or (7 and 8) or (9 and 10) or ((11 or 11a) and 12 and 13 and 14))
Enrolment not permitted
DSRS2216 has been successfully completed
Assignments; Tests; Tutorial Participation
Topic description
This topic continues students exposure to important principles of learning and instruction and assumes some understanding of basic principles of human learning. In this topic, emphasis is placed on events both preceding and following the development of actions of interest to the instructor. Specific issues addressed include: stimulus control, encouraging choice-making, negative and positive consequences, self-management, active support of learning, cognitive methods of instruction, development of social skills, and generalisation and maintenance of adaptive living skills.
Educational aims
This topic aims to provide students with the opportunity to explore and learn about

  1. Principles of direct instruction for a diverse range of people across the lifespan.

  2. Strategies for applying the principles of instruction presented with a focus on supporting and managing environmental contexts to facilitate learning.

  3. A range of models of instruction such as "active support".

  4. Principles of developing a program or learning plan to increase opportunities for learning and independence for individuals living with disability.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to develop, implement and evaluate various instructional procedures which are appropriate for different outcomes (e.g. tasks, skills, concepts, or affective goals)
  2. Demonstrate the ability to write ecologically valid educational goals and instructional objectives that specify individual actions, conditions and criteria for performance
  3. Describe how an "Active Support" model draws on direct instructional approaches and how this model may be implemented when working with people with a disability
  4. Demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding of various self-management and cognitive strategies
  5. Identify instructional methods to promote generalisation and maintenance of learned skills
  6. Describe procedures that may be used to develop independent living skills
  7. Describe various methods for promoting social skills and choice-making capabilities of individuals with diverse abilities.