Professional Experience in Sensory Disability - Extension

10 Units

This course provides teachers with extended practical experience in settings in which individuals with sensory disabilities are educated. Skills in planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating educational and/or(re)habilitative programs will be practised and assessed.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critically evaluate their own professional practice;
  2. Identify specific learning objectives;
  3. Plan, deliver and evaluate appropriate learning experiences consistent with those objectives;
  4. Employ a range of appropriate and differentiated teaching behaviours;
  5. Develop stimulating teaching/learning environments and experiences;
  6. Demonstrate effective interdisciplinary team participation that support the needs of children across a range of educational environments; and
  7. Use a range of appropriate technologies to support the delivery of learning experiences.

On their practicums, students are expected to experience the following:

  1. The evidence base for various teaching behaviours/practices;
  2. Specific teaching behaviours and strategies;
  3. Curriculum modification/adaptation;
  4. Development of individualised learning plans (e.g., IFSP/IEP);
  5. Communicative requirements of different teaching-learning situations;
  6. A variety of assessment tools;
  7. Analysing, interpreting and integrating assessment results for a range of curriculum purposes;
  8. Evaluating effectiveness of programs/intervention strategies;
  9. Procedures for checking and maintaining sensory devices;
  10. Management of student records/data;
  11. Roles and responsibilities of professionals and para-professionals in educational environments;
  12. Ethical requirements and issues;
  13. Process for developing individualized educational plans; and
  14. Managing current and evolving technology.
Assumed Knowledge A minimum of four core courses in the MSpecEd or equivalent
Assessment Items
  • Professional Task: Practicum
  • Written Assignment: Practicum Portfolio
Contact Hours
  • Practicum: for 270 hour(s) per Term (A minimum 45 days practicum is required.)
Compulsory Requirements
  • General Course Requirements: 1. Practicum: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. (Completion of 45 days practicum is a compulsory course component.)
Course Materials
  • Renwick
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6855
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