|Short Description:||Edctng Lrnrs W/Sp Need X Cntxt|
|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|
BEDU (Secondary) only: It is highly recommended this course be completed alongside or after undertaking EDS2401 Junior Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy.
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 foundational course will provide an overview of inclusive education with a specific focus on how special education is integral to the everyday professional practice of all educators across all educational contexts. Pre-service educators will become familiar with current legislation, policy and practice, from international, national and state perspectives. They will be provided with an overview of the characteristics of learners with additional needs including: low and high incidence disabilities, gifts and talents, mental health considerations and behavioural challenges, and will consider the impact of these for participation and access to learning. A variety of instructional approaches will be explored, to support learners with additional needs in the areas of curriculum, pedagogy, classroom and behaviour management, and social and emotional learning. Upon successful completion of this course pre-service educators have been introduced to the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours needed to support a diverse range of learners within inclusive learning environments.