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EDUC6855

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. RIDBC Renwick Centre administers this course. Before enrolling in this course, review the RIDBC Renwick Centre Handbook and Practicum Handbook at http://www.ridbc.org.au/renwick/courses/current.php

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

Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to: 1. Critically evaluate their own professional practice; 2. Determine specific learning objectives; 3. Plan, deliver and evaluate approriate 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.

Content

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. Formative and summative assessment; 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.

Replacing Course(s) Nil
Transition Nil
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge A minimum of four core courses in the MSpecEd (D/HH) or equivalent
Modes of Delivery External Mode
Teaching Methods N/A
Assessment Items
  • Other: (please specify) - Completion of a practicum portfolio with required documentation and attainment of graduate level on all competencies. Equivalent of 45 days (270 hours) professional experience
Contact Hours
  • Practicum: for 270 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Course Materials
  • RENWICK
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6855

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