1 x 1.5-hour lecture weekly
1 x 1-hour 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 - Introduction to Communication Diversity and Support Needs
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))
Demonstrations, Exercises, Reports
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 you 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

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.