EDUC6090

Current Issues in Special Education

10 Units

Introduces some of the issues which have been the topic of discussion, debate and research in Special Education in recent years. Among issues dealt with will be the nature of special education, inclusion, supporting a variety of needs, and collaborating with family and professionals. Students will be provided with readings and will be expected to prepare at least one paper which reflects an in-depth study of one of the topics being treated.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Stimulates critical analysis of current issues in special education
  2. Develop critical writing skills
  3. Provides students with the opportunity to explore an area of interest
Content
  1. What is special education?
  2. Abuse, discrimination and rights.
  3. Preventing special needs.
  4. Inclusion.
  5. Approaches to behaviour problems.
  6. Teacher quality and accountability.
  7. Collaboration with others.
  8. Families.
  9. Supporting diverse needs.
  10. Controversial issues.
Requisites
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Reflection on Key Course Reading
  • Written Assignment: Critical Reflection on Key Issues
  • Literature Review: Literature Review
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Self directed learning equivalent to 2 hours per week for external students.)
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Course Materials
  • No Materials
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6090
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