1 x 1.5-hour lecture weekly
1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
1 x 8-hour independent study weekly
1 18 units of DSRS Level 1 topics
2 Admission into BHS-Bachelor of Health Sciences
3 18 units of DSRS Level 1 topics
4 Admission into BBSC-Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)
5 9 units of DSRS Level 1 topics
6 Admission into BHSMPT-Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Physiotherapy
Must Satisfy: ((1) or (2 and 3) or (4 and 5) or (6))
Enrolment not permitted
DSRS2216 has been successfully completed
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