EDUC5468 Inclusive teaching of at-risk students
- 6 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
- This unit provides students with an introduction to the characteristics of students at educational risk. The range of challenges (neurodevelopmental, learning, social, emotional and behavioural) encountered by teachers in the mainstream setting is covered in the unit. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the educational, behavioural, social and emotional needs of students at educational risk and are able to program for their needs. Policy and practice in inclusive education are also covered.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate an awareness of the learning, social, emotional and behavioural needs of students at educational risk with various level of severity; (2) demonstrate the ability to provide accommodation to the curriculum to meet the learning needs of students at educational risk with various level of severity in the regular classroom; (3) demonstrate an awareness of the various Acts of parliament, current Department of Education policies, initiatives and strategic directions that impinge on the day-to-day work of the teacher; (4) demonstrate an awareness of behaviour escalation and an understanding of the function of behaviour, as well as support strategies for students at educational risk; and (5) demonstrate an awareness of the impact of trauma and support strategies for students at educational risk in order to create a safe learning environment.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research review of social, emotional and behavioural needs of students at educational risk and relate the research findings to a case example (select from several available). and (2) documented plan. Further information is available in the unit outline.
To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the research review of social, emotional and behavioural needs of students at educational risk and relate the research findings to a case example (select from several available). and documented plan components.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Ken Glasgow and Professor Stephen Houghton
- Unit rules
- enrolment or re-enrolment in one of the following: Graduate Diploma in Education; Master of Teaching (Secondary); Master of Science Communication and Education; Master of Teaching Secondary
- Contact hours
- 30 contact hours (150 total time commitment). Further information is available in the unit outline.
Ashman, A. and Elkins, J. Educating Children With Diverse Abilities, 2nd edn: Prentice Hall 2005
Foreman, P. Inclusion in Action, 2nd edn: Thompson 2008
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- 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.
- 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.