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Critical Reflection in Special Education and Disability Service Settings

10 Units

This course provides students with knowledge about the use of critical reflection in their workplace as a tool to improve their professional practice. Students will be familiarised with contemporary literature on critical reflection, will apply components of this literature to their work practice, and will compare and contrast examples of critical reflection in a variety of special education settings.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)

Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to:

1) identify and discuss the principal features of critical reflection in workplace environments; 2) apply the important features of critical reflection to a present or past professional experience during the semester of study; 3) develop personal professional goals and to evaluate the extent of their achievement.


Topics will include:

  • Defining critical reflection
  • Critical reflection and other forms of learning
  • Applying critical reflection to workplace environments
  • Critical reflection in special education and disability service settings
Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge N/A
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching Methods Case Study
Email Discussion Group
Experience Based Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assessment Item 1: Ideology review - 30%
  • Other: (please specify) - Assessment Item 3: Discussion Board Participation - 45%
  • Projects - Assessment Item 2: Personal professional goals - 25%
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Course Materials
  • No Materials
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6164

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