Promoting Positive Learning

Subject EDUC90287 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

March, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start 24-Feb-2015
Teaching Period 07-Mar-2015 to 23-May-2015
Assessment Period End 15-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 26-Feb-2015
Census Date 20-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

Pre-teaching period:

During the pre-teaching period students will be required to complete reading that will be provided via LMS. The independent learning modules for the subject will be available and students are expected to start working through them.

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 12 hours lectures and 4 x 3 hour online modules using the LMS
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison website:


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Subject Overview:

This subject explores strategies for promoting positive learning for students, particularly those with disabilities, enrolled in early intervention and school settings. Structured online learning experiences, along with face-to-face session, focus on research-validated approaches for effective teaching and learning. Whole school curriculum approaches will be examined, alongside targeted interventions for students requiring intensive support for their learning.

Engagement in all face-to-face lectures and online modules and e-learning activities is required.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Critically analyse the concepts of ‘curriculum’, ‘adjustments’, and ‘Universal Design of Learning’
  • Review and contrast major theoretical perspectives on curriculum approaches for students with disabilities
  • Examine approaches and techniques for promoting positive learning
  • Reflect critically on implications for promoting positive learning in professional practice
  • An e-learning task of 1000 words based on online modules 1 and 2, due early-semester 20%
  • An e-learning task of 1000 words based on online modules 3 and 4, due mid-semester 20%
  • A literature review and design of a professional development package (total 3000 words) due end of semester 60%

Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs/online classes) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

At the completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Generate questions based on experience, expertise and literature;
  • Synthesise, analyse and apply information to fill self-identified gaps and extend knowledge;
  • Use the language of the discipline to extend knowledge and understanding from diverse perspectives for a range of audiences.
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Learning Intervention
Master of Education
Master of Education
Master of Education (Language Intervention and Hearing Impairment)
Master of Education (Special Education Inclusion and Early Intervention)
Master of Education (Special Education, Inclusion & Early Intervention)
Master of Education (Stream 100A) Coursework and Thesis A
Master of Learning Intervention
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (SE,I&EI)
Professional Certificate in Education (Positive Behaviour and Learning)

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