Prof Practice Specific Learng Diff 2

Subject EDUC90276 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 days of professional practice and 6 days of professional experience workshops
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 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:


Assoc Prof John Munro


Subject Overview:

In this subject students undertake a block placement of 24 days in a specific learning disabilities setting. This placement must be undertaken in a different setting to Professional Practice SLD 1 and cannot be undertaken in your workplace. The diagnosis and intervention implemented targets multiple specific learning disability needs, for example, literacy, numeracy and social learning needs. Possible settings can be either segregated or inclusive. The setting provides students with the opportunity to design, implement and evaluate programs for students with special needs. Students will need to attend professional experience workshops/seminars.

Learning Outcomes:
  • 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

Satisfactory completion of the second professional practice placement. This includes a written report that comprises a statement of the setting's policies and programs and its modus operandi to achieve them; a description of the learning needs of one or more students who have specific learning disabilities; a description of an intervention programme implemented for the student's and a rationale for the choice of methods and strategies used in each session: relevant liaison with the student/s' classroom teacher/s and parents; an evaluation of the effectiveness of the teaching and learning strategies used in the intervention. Completion of the professional experience workshop report (PEW).

Two submissions:

1) a 2,500 word report to be designed and implemented while on placement, and

2) a 2,500 word PEW report according to the description in the Professional Practice Manual.

This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance at all tutorials, seminars and workshops. Professional practice placements require 100% attendance.

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
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Education (Specific Learning Difficulties)

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