1 x 1-hour lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
1 x 7-hour independent study weekly
1 Admission into BEDSEOS-Bachelor of Education (Special Education)
1a Admission into BEDSTBDS-Bachelor of Education Studies, Bachelor of Disability Studies
2 Admission into BEDECSEBDS-B Education (Early Childhood & Special Ed), B Disability Studies
2a Admission into BEDPRSEBDS-B Education (Primary R-7 & Special Ed), B Disability Studies
2b Admission into BEDMSSEBDS-B Education (Middle & Secondary/Special Ed), B Disability Studies
2c Admission into BEDSBSE-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Special Education
2d Admission into BEDECBSE-Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Bachelor of Special Education
2e Admission into BEDPRBSE-Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Special Education
3 1 of EDUC3640, EDUC3641, EDUC3642
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a)) or ((2 or 2a or 2b or 2c or 2d or 2e) and 3))
Enrolment not permitted
EDSP4002 has been successfully completed
Topic description

This topic will examine theories of learning, formal and informal assessments, curriculum design, and effective teaching strategies for students with special learning needs. Practical application in educational settings is required.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Examine general principles of learning, assessment and curriculum design for students with special learning needs
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Describe processes of learning and connections with effective teaching and assessment strategies
  2. Analyse formal and informal assessment tools and strategies
  3. Apply knowledge gained from formal and informal assessment to design effective learning programs for students with special needs
  4. Design and evaluate appropriate curriculum and teaching strategies to meet the needs of students with problems in learning

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.