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 and disability service settings.

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

Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011

Learning Outcomes

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; 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
  • Levels of reflection
  • Using critical reflection tools
  • Critical reflection in special education and disability service settings
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assessment Item 1: Personal professional goals - 25%
  • Other: (please specify) - Assessment Item 2: Discussion Board Participation - 45%
  • Projects - Assessment Item 3: Ideology review – 30%
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Requisite by Enrolment: Course Pre-requisites: For special educators: Bachelor of Education degree, or equivalent, a three year degree and a Diploma of Education, or a Master of Teaching.
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC61641

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