EDU8821 Professional Practice in Special/Inclusive Education
Prof Prac in Special/Incl Educ
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 :
Version produced :
5 June 2020
The course focuses on building the students' skills in identifying research evidence to support the implementation of evidence-based teaching practices in their professional settings. Students will use the evidence-based decision-making model to examine the current evidence base about what works best, what criteria can be developed to make decisions about student success, and how to select, implement, review and communicate research-supported teaching strategies that address identified student needs. Students will learn how to ask reliable and answerable questions about each type of evidence, where to search for strong evidence of each kind, and what criteria to apply to evidence concerning academic and behavioural strategies. The course will use readings, case studies, forum discussion and online tutorials to sensitise students to ideas, methods and techniques to support high quality, evidence-based decision-making.
The course requires students to implement an evidence-based instructional practice that includes pre and post assessment, instructional delivery, progress monitoring and evaluation in their workplace or other approved sites. The course is a compulsory requirement for all MED (Special Education) students including registered teachers, who wish to gain a formal qualification in the area of special education and who already have the demonstrated relevant content knowledge background in the field. This course can be taken in conjunction with the completion of 3 Special Education electives. The professional experience is 25 days or equivalent.