Prof Practice - Specific Learng Diff 1

Subject EDUC90277 (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:

Year Long, 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

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 45 days of professional practice in block rounds in at least two different types of settings
Total Time Commitment: Not available
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.


Dr John Munro


Education Student Centre
Subject Overview: In these two subjects, students undertake the equivalent of 45 days of supervised professional practice in at least two different types of settings in block rounds of ten or fifteen days. These settings, both segregated and inclusive settings, provide course participants with the opportunity to design, implement and evaluate programs for students with special needs.
  • Experience first hand working with students with specific learning difficulties and those with disabilities
  • Demonstrate sound skills in behavioural management
  • View educational assessment and specific assessments
  • Show knowledge of relevant support services and communication systems for students with disabilities and impairments
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate with students with disabilities or impairments
Assessment: Satisfactory completion of professional practice in each setting with either 10 or 15 days in each one. Students are required to submit a written report on each placement. It includes: a 500 word statement of the setting's policies and programs and its modus operandi to achieve them; an outline of 10 program lesson plans and a rationale for the choice of the methods and strategies used in each session and a 500 word evaluative statement concerning the effectiveness of the teaching and learning strategies used in the lesson plans.
Prescribed Texts: A.Ashman & J. Elkins (Eds.),(2nd Edn) Educating Children with Diverse Abilities. Pearson Education Australia, 2005
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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Related Course(s): Master of Education (Specific Learning Difficulties)
Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Generalist)
Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Generalist)

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