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EDUC6082

Policy, Administration and Collaboration in Special Education

10 Units

Examines policy, administration and collaboration in special education including the development and implementation of policy and procedures, leadership skills, professional ethics, curriculum development, and program management. Interpersonal skills and the ability to negotiate positive outcomes both for students with special needs and teachers will be examined in the context of special educators as potential change agents in the school.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability
Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. understand family perspectives and collaborative and co-teaching practices;
  2. demonstrate reflective listening skills, conflict resolution and negotiation skills and understand the role of whole-school social and emotional learning programs in promoting student wellbeing;
  3. discuss the application of these skills in working with children, adults and other professionals;
  4. overview policy and legislation in Special Education and its relationship to Special Education services and Australian education reform; and
  5. describe Special Education curriculum and support approaches.
Content

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND CONSULTANCY - Introduction to interpersonal skills; - Non-verbal communication and listening skills; - Interviewing; - Conflict resolution and negotiation skills; - Working with parents; - Collaborative consultation in schools;

LAW, POLICY AND MANAGEMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION - Legislation and Special Education; - Enrolment and placement in Special Education; - Politics, education and Special Education policy; - Training and professional development issues; - Professional ethics; - Curriculum and support issues.

Replacing Course(s) Nil
Transition Nil
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Two years of relevant professional experience and/or a relevant graduate qualification
Modes of Delivery External Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Critical Review of one of the topics on interpersonal skills, near end of semester.
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Critical Analysis of a policy document, in first half of semester
  • Group/tutorial participation and contribution - Original postings and on-line interactive responses to trigger questions across the semester
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials
  • No Materials
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6082

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