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|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Parkville, On Campus
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Sharne Annette Rolfe
|Subject Overview:||This subject prepares teacher candidates to identify and support the diversity of individual learning abilities and needs that are typically encountered within early childhood groups, while developing an awareness of relevant issues and debates. Candidates explore both practical strategies for individualising learning and critiques surrounding individualising learning, drawing on contemporary theory, research and data based approaches. Topics include: identification and assessment of learning needs; developmental diversity, including disabilities, developmental delays, specific learning difficulties, and advanced development; diverse social and cultural influences on learning; strategies and approaches for developing inclusive and individualised programs; collaborative partnerships with families and professionals; accessing appropriate specialist resources and support; legal and ethical issues in relation to meeting individual needs. The study enables teacher candidates to develop their abilities to critically reflect on their own effectiveness in individualising learning, while exploring how relationships between individuals are influenced by social and cultural contexts.|
On completion of this subject teacher candidates will be able to:
|Assessment:||There is 1 assessment task: |
|Prescribed Texts:||Collection of readings|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||On completion of this subject teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skill and understanding to enable them to: |
Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) |
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