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SPE3007 Instructional Approaches in Special Education

Short Description: Instruction Special Education
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : National Priority - Teaching
ASCED code : 070113 - Teacher Education: Special Edu
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or MOLT(Sec)
BEDU(Primary/Special Ed) and BEDU(Special Ed) students to have completed EDC2400
Pre-requisite: ESP2200 (BEDU only)
Co-requisite: EDM5000 (MOLT (Sec) only)

Other requisites

Students enrolling in courses which do not follow the recommended enrolment pattern cannot be assured of a developmental learning experience or program completion within their preferred timeframe.


This course will provide pre-service teachers with knowledge of the instructional approaches used to support learners with additional needs in different educational contexts. Pre-service teachers will develop an understanding of the different views of human learning, and how these views have led to the development of numerous instructional approaches. The course will analyse the major instructional frameworks within the special education field, and the efficacy of common instructional strategies used to support learners with additional needs. Pre-service teachers will develop skills to collect and analyse different types of student data (e.g., performance, observation, conversational), and understand how to use this data to design and evaluate instructional plans as well as provide formative feedback to learners. The course will also examine the efficacy of assistive technologies for including and instructing learners with additional needs. Additionally, pre-service teachers will consider the role of external professionals and community representatives to help support appropriate instruction for learners with additional needs. At the completion of this course, pre-service teachers will understand the national requirements to report data related to school learners with disabilities.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2019 Online
Semester 3, 2019 Online