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:

  • Apply a program/strategy to increase opportunities for learning and independence for individuals living with disability

  • Identify models of instruction such as: Active Support and various self-management and cognitive strategies.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Implement strategies of instruction such as Systematic Instruction and Video Modelling

  2. Identify instructional methods that promote generalisation and maintenance of learned skills

  3. Determine the appropriate procedures that may be used to develop independent living skills

  4. Critically evaluate various instructional procedures and assess those that may provide the desired outcome/s.