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Unit Overview


In this unit, pre-service teachers learn about inclusion, student diversity and how to create and maintain an inclusive classroom. The unit focuses on learner diversity, including common childhood neurodevelopmental disorders, gifted intellectual ability and cultural and linguistic diversity, how these aspects of diversity can impact learning, and responsive instruction. Pre-service teachers learn about key legislative requirements, professional responsibilities and policy relating to teaching students with diverse learning needs. There is a focus on planning using inclusive pedagogical approaches, specifically differentiation and the universal design for learning, and effective instruction for all students. There is a focus on interpreting student data, using data to inform planning and inclusive approaches to assessment. Preservice teachers also learn about effective communication, consultation and collaboration with parents/carers, families, and other relevant stakeholders as part of the educative process, with a focus individual education plans and children with disability or additional or specific needs.

6 points
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Primary Education major sequence

Students are able to (1) identify and describe how key legislation applies to teaching children with disability; (2) plan a sequence of lessons using inclusive pedagogical approaches in response to student diversity; (3) apply knowledge of how student diversity can impact learning by planning effective instruction and differentiation in response to student diversity; (4) interpret and use student data to inform planning and plan inclusive approaches to assessment; and (5) describe the importance of effective communication, consultation and collaboration with parents/carers, families and other relevant stakeholders in the educative process, particularly for children with disability or additional or specific needs.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) case study; (2) essay; and (3) planning document. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit rules
Enrolment in
BH020 Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours)
Contact hours
30 hours
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.