Professional Experience, Research and Critical Reflection in Sensory Disability
This course provides students with the opportunity to prepare for, and then undertake professional experiences in practice, in management and evaluation. Central to this professional experience is a critical reflection model that guides and highlights the students awareness regarding the role that research plays in strengthening their professional skills and knowledge. Using critical reflection students will demonstrate professional practice that optimises outcomes for people with sensory disability.
|Faculty||Faculty of Education and Arts|
|School||School of Education|
Semester 1 - 2016
Semester 2 - 2016 (WebLearn GradSchool)
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Students will complete compulsory professional experience (practical or practicum) guided by a critical reflection model. This will consist of a series of supervised practical/practicm days. The structure of the professional experience will depend on the student’s professional background and their specific learning needs. The Professional Experience Coordinator will negotiate with students regarding the specific requirements of their practical/practicum experience. Generally, students are expected to experience the following:
1. The opportunity to critically analyse complex scenarios and apply research findings to inform and lead their professional practice in a variety of settings
2. The opportunity to experience debate to facilitate effective communication with peers and clients
3. The opportunity to critically reflect and act upon the implication of research and knowledge production to improve outcomes for clients with sensory disability
|Assumed Knowledge||It is assumed that students enrolling in this course in the Deaf/Hard of Hearing specialisation will have completed a minimum of EDUC6661, EDUC6662, EDUC6663, EDUC6664. It is assumed that students enrolling in this course in the Blind/Vision Impaired specialisation will have completed a minimum of 40 units including EDUC6668, EDUC6068, EDUC6070. It is recommended that students of the Sensory Disability specialisation complete a minimum of 40 units of coursework.|
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
|Timetable||2016 Course Timetables for EDUC6855|