Teaching Methods and Techniques in Special and Inclusive Education

10 Units

Provides an introduction to the range of instructional strategies available to educators working with students with special needs. Issues considered include the translation of research into practice, the relationship of emerging approaches to integration and inclusion; individualised, small and large group instruction, and the contribution of efficacy studies to the field.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. explore the theory, research and implementation of a range of teaching approaches used in special education, in the context of other variables such as educational settings, resourcing issues and emerging policy directions in the area.

The Context of Special Education:

  1. Inclusive Curriculum
  2. Response to Intervention
  3. Universal Design for Learning
  4. Evidence-Based Practice in Special Education
  5. Progress Monitoring: Curriculum Based Assessment and Currriculum-Based Measurement

Issues in the delivery of teaching and learning

  1. Using Technology to meet diverse needs
  2. Teaching for Generalisation and the importance of feedback

Stimulus Control and Consequential Approaches

  1. Applied Behaviour Analysis
  2. Explicit Teaching, Direct Instruction and Mastery Learning

Cognitive and Metacognitive Approaches

  1. Strategy Instruction

Social Emphasis Approaches

  1. Reciprocal Teaching, Peer Tutoring, Co-operative Learning
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Assignment 1
  • Written Assignment: Assignment 2

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Integrated Learning Session

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Course Materials
  • What Really Works in Special & Inclusive Education
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC6088
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