1 Admission into BSE-Bachelor of Special Education 1a Admission into MDS-Master of Disability Studies 1b Admission into MEDEC-Master of Education (Early Childhood Studies) 1c Admission into MEDCP-Master of Education (Cog Psych & Educational Prac) 1d Admission into MEDER-Master of Education (Ed Research, Evaluation and Assessment) 1e Admission into MEDGE-Master of Education (Gifted Education) 1f Admission into MEDIB-Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) 1g Admission into MEDLM-Master of Education (Leadership and Management) 1h Admission into MEDSA-Master of Education (Studies of Asia) 1i Admission into MEDSE-Master of Education (Special Education) 1j Admission into MEDECP-Master of Education (Early Childhood Studies) [1.5 years] 1k Admission into MEDWS-Master of Education 1l Admission into GCEVI-Graduate Certificate in Education (Vision Impairment) 1m Admission into GCESE-Graduate Certificate in Education (Special Education) 1n Admission into GCEWS-Graduate Certificate in Education 1o Admission into MEDCPP-Master of Education (Cog Psych & Educational Prac) [1.5 years] 1p Admission into MEDERP-Master of Education (Ed Research, Evaluation and Assessment) [1.5 years] 1q Admission into MEDGEP-Master of Education (Gifted Education) [1.5 years] 1r Admission into MEDIBP-Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) [1.5 years] 1s Admission into MEDSEP-Master of Education (Special Education) [1.5 years] 1t Admission into MEDLMP-Master of Education (Leadership and Management) [1.5 years] 1u Admission into MEDSAP-Master of Education (Studies of Asia) [1.5 years] 1v Admission into MEDWSP-Master of Education [1.5 years] 1w Admission into MEDWM-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health) 1x Admission into MEDWMP-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health) [1.5 years] 1y Admission into MDPP-Master of Disability Policy and Practice 1z Admission into MDPPA-Master of Disability Policy and Practice [1.5 years] 2 EDSP9010 - Studies in Vision Impairment 1 2a 1 of EDUC9541, EDUC8541 Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m or 1n or 1o or 1p or 1q or 1r or 1s or 1t or 1u or 1v or 1w or 1x or 1y or 1z) and (2 or 2a))
Enrolment not permitted
EDSP9011 has been successfully completed
An understanding of the impact of vision impairment on learning and approaches to teaching and learning for this group of students.
This topic will continue the investigation of aspects of the education of students with vision impairment as undertaken in Studies in Vision Impairment 1. It will focus on the psychology of visual perception and its relation to visual impairment, enhancement and training of perceptual skills, optics and low vision aids to enhance visual functioning, cortical vision impairment, deaf blindness, multiple disabilities and the organisation and integration of educational services. Particular attention will be given to research into specific eye conditions and the necessary adaptations to management, teaching and the classroom environment.
This topic aims to:
present a global perspective of the education of students with vision impairment and those with vision impairment and other disabilities
explore the challenges of supporting students in a variety of settings, the competencies required by professionals and roles of teachers and others in delivering services to children with vision impairment
discuss the importance of early intervention and the challenges in working with families of young children with severe vision
examine eye conditions in depth focussing on medical aspects, treatment, effects on visual performance, possible impact on learning and specific adaptations and modifications to teaching strategies and classroom environments
examine strategies, methods, and practical suggestions that may be used when teaching students with vision impairment and provide some practical suggestions for teaching key learning areas within the curriculum
Expected learning outcomes
On completing this topic students will be able to:
discuss policies, systems and practices in the education of students with a vision impairment from a global perspective
describe effective ways of working with students with severe vision loss, and vision impairment and other disabilities
discuss the importance of early intervention and describe effective ways of delivering services to young children and their families and caregivers
discuss common eye conditions in terms of the medical aspects of each condition, treatment, effects on visual performance, and possible impact on learning
understand and discuss curriculum requirements, adaptations and modifications and assistive technology for students with vision impairments and vision impairment and other disabilities
discuss the purpose of assessment, models of assessment and the types of assessment instruments used in Australia for students with vision impairment. vision impairment and other disabilities
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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