|Short Description:||English Lit & Special Ed Needs|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||070199 - Teacher Education not elsewher|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||5 March 2021|
Enrolment is not permitted in EDM8014 if EDM8002 has been previously completed.
This course will provide preservice teachers, with an introduction to the guiding legislation, policies and practices of inclusive education and ways to apply this learning with the curriculum context of English Literacy and ICT's. Preservice teachers will also develop knowledge of the characteristics and educational approaches employed to meet the specific learning needs of learners across the full range of abilities with explicit focus on high incidence and low incidence disabilities. In addition, this course will examine the characteristics and educational needs of gifted and talented learners. Preservice teachers will explore literacy teaching strategies to engage all learners in an inclusive and supportive context addressing the various needs of learners using ICT's to enhance engagement.
Cognisant of the range of student diversity, this course will focus on effective, evidenced-based approaches to supporting the learning and development of learners with special needs and issues related to creating inclusive educational environments. This course enhance preservice teachers knowledge and skills in effective management strategies for those learners who exhibit challenging behaviours. The course will require preservice teachers to develop research synthesis skills, engaging in a case study to analyse and evaluate approaches for teaching English literacy learners with a disability and or special needs in an inclusive educational environment as well as reflecting upon their own professional learning to improve their practice.