Learning and Language

Subject 472-602 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2009.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 12 hours lectures and 12 hours online component, 90 hours non-contact hours of private study
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
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

Subject Overview: This subject addresses contemporary theories and research into the processes of learning, speech and language development; research into the effects of cognitive, sensory , physical and social-emotional impairments on learning and language; the development of attention and attentional characteristics in children and students with specific impairments; observation, classification and assessment of pre-verbal and verbal behaviours; parent-child, teacher-child interaction and techniques for assessment; the research and application of augmentative communication.
Objectives: On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  • Apply contemporary theories of cognitive and language development
  • Address the impact of disability on learning, attention and language
  • Apply effective data collecting techniques when observing language of children and students with an impairment
  • Apply the use of multimodal or augmentative communication systems for children and students with an impairment
Assessment: Assignments equivalent to 4,000 words (100 per cent).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Links to further information: www.edfac.unimelb.edu.au

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