Pedagogical Practices for Teachers of Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

10 Units

This course will provide students with the knowledge to translate assessments to formal reports, Individual Education Plans, and lesson plans. Developmental and remedial approaches to intervention will be highlighted. Key teaching behaviours will be defined from a theoretical and practical basis. Students will apply pedagogical knowledge and skill to teaching children and students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of strategies for differentiating teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities;
  2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area;
  3. Organise content into an effective learning and teaching sequence;
  4. Use curriculum, assessment and reporting knowledge to design learning sequences and lesson plans;
  5. Demonstrate understanding of applied literacy teaching strategies and their application in teaching areas;
  6. Set learning goals that provide achievable challenges for students of varying abilities and characteristics;
  7. Plan lesson sequences using knowledge of student learning, content and effective teaching strategies;
  8. Demonstrate an advanced capacity to interpret student assessment data to evaluate student learning and modify teaching practice.

Topics will include:

1. Language and literacy assessment review;

2. Differentiation of habilitation / development and (re)habilitation / remediation;

3. Report writing;

4. Individual Education Plans / Individual Learning Plans;

5. Establishing short and long term goals;

6. Lesson planning;

7. Principles of teaching that facilitate language and literacy remediation/development;

8. Teaching behaviours that facilitate language and literacy development.

Assumed Knowledge EDUC6052; EDUC6053; EDUC6054; and EDUC6055
Assessment Items
  • Portfolio: Teaching ePortfiolio Placement 1
  • Portfolio: Teaching ePortfiolio Placement 2
  • Report: Professional Experience Report *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Contact Hours


Integrated Learning Session

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks


Face to Face Off Campus 20 day(s) per Term Full Term
Qualified teachers in the MSpec&IncEd (Deaf Studies Deaf Education specialisation) are required to complete 20 days of practicum.


Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks

Compulsory Requirements
  • Course Assessment Requirements: 1. Report: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Pre-Placement Requirements: 1. Child Protection Awareness Training - Students must complete approved child protection awareness training. 2. Prohibited Employment Declaration - Declaration that student is not a prohibited person in terms of the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998. 3. Working with Children - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work. 4. Anaphylaxis Training - Students must complete approved anaphylaxis training.
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC6056
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