Details for Inclusive Education

This subject critically analyses the developmental stages of childhood to adolescence as these relate to inclusive education. It provides an opportunity for teacher education students to understand their responsibilities to develop strategies to differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across a full range of abilities. Appropriate assessment and evaluation strategies are examined in the context of a range of learning and teaching strategies for individuals with special needs. Legislative, policy and educational requirements for students with special needs from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and religious backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, will be examined. The Teacher Education Student is given the opportunity to review their own attitudes to diversity and disability in the light of their own faith, worldview and professional responsibilities.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU224
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Stephen Brinton

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Inclusive Education

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This subject critically analyses the developmental stages of childhood to adolescence as these relate to inclusive education. It provides an opportunity for teacher education students to understand their responsibilities to develop strategies to differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across a full range of abilities. Appropriate assessment and evaluation strategies are examined in the context of a range of learning and teaching strategies for individuals with special needs. Legislative, policy and educational requirements for students with special needs from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and religious backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, will be examined. The Teacher Education Student is given the opportunity to review their own attitudes to diversity and disability in the light of their own faith, worldview and professional responsibilities.

Outcomes

  1. With reference to the current literature, demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of the uniqueness and value of individuals, including those with disabilities or special needs, relating how the literature informs practice in Christian and alternate school contexts and their responsibility to develop strategies to differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across a full range of abilities;
  2. Critically analyse the diverse range of special needs, considering the impact of culture and identity on inclusive education and the learning needs of students from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and religious backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.
  3. Appraise legislation, policies, ethics and current issues regarding inclusive education.
  4. Promote equity in classrooms and the dignity and worth of every student through inclusive teaching and behaviour management; integrate learning experiences which incorporate a variety of strategies and technologies through an understanding of differentiated instruction and layered curricula including the use of ICT;
  5. Describe ‘at risk’ factors in children, the application of IEPs, strategies for working effectively and sensitively with parents/care-givers, professionals and support staff and the community.

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • E-learning (online)
  • Intensive
  • Extensive

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Essay 1 (30%)
  • Critical Reflection (30%)
  • Essay 2 (40%)