UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

EDUC5514 Differentiating the Curriculum

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content In this unit, students examine concepts of difficulties, disabilities, giftedness and talent, and support and extension. They also analyse and evaluate student learning and strategies for identifying individual student needs. The unit also covers basic strategies to support children who are speakers of languages or dialects other than standard Australian English. Students learn how to plan and sequence teaching and learning strategies for children with diverse learning needs, and formulate and evaluate learning plans for individual students.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) demonstrate knowledge of teaching strategies that are responsive to the learning needs of students from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds; (2) show knowledge and understanding of legislative requirements and teaching strategies that support students with disability; (3) demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how to plan for differentiated teaching to meet the learning needs of students with diverse needs; (4) show knowledge of a range of diagnostic and other assessment types and interpret student data; and (5) demonstrate knowledge of strategies to support inclusive student participation.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) written assignment 1; (2) written assignment 2; and (3) tests. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Gemma Scarparolo
Contact hours 30 contact hours (150 hours total time commitment). Further information is available in the unit outline.
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.education.uwa.edu.au/Units/EDUC5514/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.education.uwa.edu.au/Units/EDUC5514/SEM-2/2017

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  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
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