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SPE3003 Teaching Learners with Moderate to High Support Needs

Short Description: Teach Learners Mod/High Needs
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
Version produced : 27 October 2020


Pre-requisite: BEDU (Primary + Special Education) and BEDU (Special Education) and BPED students to complete EDC2400 prior to enrolment.

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 support pre-service teachers to develop their awareness and understanding of how instruction and environment can influence and improve teaching and learning for learners with moderate to high support needs. Pre-service teachers will be able to articulate the diverse needs of learners with significant support needs and identify appropriate instructional strategies according to individual strengths and challenges. They will develop an understanding and appreciation of underlying theory, and legal obligations, as well as national and state expectations of educators in regards to ensuring the inclusion, participation, engagement, safety, and wellbeing of learners with moderate to severe disability in their classroom whether in special school or inclusive educational environments. Curricular approaches and techniques relevant to the teaching and learning of learners with moderate to high support needs, including the use of ICTs and assistive technologies will be explored. Additionally, an understanding of the different transition times in a learner's educational experience, and support strategies for these times, including the importance of planning and collaboration with relevant stakeholders, particularly parents/carers will be developed.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2020 Online
Date printed 27 October 2020