1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
EDUC1224 - Foundations of Special and Inclusive Education
Topic description

This topic is designed to provide students with the opportunity to understand approaches to supporting students with literacy difficulties. There will be a focus on theories of literacy acquisition, factors that may influence literacy learning, teaching and learning approaches, and discussion about the impact of current issues, policies, and practices.

Educational aims

Through engaging in this topic participants will:

  • Be aware of current literacy research focused on students with learning difficulties
  • Understand how selection and interpretation of literacy assessments can inform program planning
  • Develop knowledge and skills about how literacy intervention programs for students with learning difficulties may be implemented
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Describe major theories of literacy acquisition
  2. Identify key skills and knowledge needed for development of literacy
  3. Employ a variety of assessment and instructional methods
  4. Compare and contrast instructional approaches against evidence-based research
  5. Articulate ways in which teachers may assess and plan for literacy improvement
  6. Design lessons that meet diverse literacy learning needs

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


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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.