Family-Professional Partnerships

Subject EDUC90264 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

March, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 12 hours online component and 12 hours lectures
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.


Assoc Prof Patricia Brown


Education Student Centre
Subject Overview: This subject addresses the impact of disability on contemporary family life; principles and practices involved in working in partnership with parents; consultancy skills; issues in privacy, confidentiality and information management; authentic family centred assessment; family resilience; the MAPS process; team processes and effectiveness; cultural issues and communication.
Objectives: On completion of this subject, students should be able to
  • Evaluate and apply new knowledge;
  • Apply analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills in relation to families and professionals;
  • Apply principles of collaboration and teamwork when working with families;
  • Apply cultural sensitivity, understanding and problem solving when working with families;
  • Clearly communicate to families and service providers.
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:
Related Course(s): Master of Education (Language Intervention and Hearing Impairment)
Master of Education (Special Education, Inclusion & Early Intervention)
Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Generalist)

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