EDUC6090

Current Issues in Special Education

10 Units

Introduces some of the issues which have been the topic of discussion, debate and research in Special Education in recent years. Among issues dealt with will be the nature of special education, inclusion, supporting a variety of needs, and collaborating with family and professionals. Students will be provided with readings and will be expected to prepare at least one paper which reflects an in-depth study of one of the topics being treated.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2017 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Undertake a critical analysis of current issues in special education
  2. Develop critical writing skills
  3. Explore an area of interest in special education
Content
  1. What is special education?
  2. Abuse, discrimination and rights.
  3. Preventing special needs.
  4. Inclusion.
  5. Approaches to behaviour problems.
  6. Teacher quality and accountability.
  7. Collaboration with others.
  8. Families.
  9. Supporting diverse needs.
  10. Controversial issues.
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Reflection on Key Course Reading
  • Written Assignment: Critical Reflection on Key Issues
  • Literature Review: Literature Review

Contact Hours

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WebLearn GradSchool

Self-Directed Learning

Online 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Timetable 2017 Course Timetables for EDUC6090
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