|Short Description:||Special Educational Needs|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||National Priority - Teaching|
|ASCED code :||070199 - Teacher Education not elsewher|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Pre-requisite: EDM5000 and EDM5002
This course will provide pre-service educators, in the Australian context, with an introduction to the guiding legislation, policies and practices of inclusive education. Pre-service educators will also develop knowledge of the characteristics and educational approaches employed to support a range of students with special needs, specifically students with high incidence and low incidence disabilities. In addition, this course will examine the characteristics and educational needs of gifted and talented students. Cognisant of the range of student diversity, this course will focus on effective, evidenced-based approaches to supporting the learning and development of students with special needs and issues related to creating inclusive educational environments. This course will introduce pre-service educators to effective management strategies for those students who exhibit challenging behaviours. The course will require pre-service educators to develop research synthesis skills and will enable pre-service teachers to analyse and evaluate approaches for teaching students with special needs in an inclusive classroom environment.