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Unit Overview


Students study advanced theory, research, content, pedagogy and assessment with a special focus on a specific learning area (Mathematics or English for students studying the MTeach Primary and Mathematics for students studying Early Childhood). Students learn how to plan for differentiated teaching and assessment for diverse cognitive abilities, social and cultural diversity and students with disability. They build an awareness of relevant legislative requirements regarding teaching students with disability. The perspectives and needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families are investigated with particular emphasis on the focus learning area (Mathematics or English). Inclusive practices are identified and evaluated and students increase their knowledge and understanding of a range of assessment practices, including making consistent judgements. Students learn how to interpret assessment data to inform planning in inclusive classrooms.

6 points
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) demonstrate knowledge and understanding of legislative requirements relevant to teaching students with disability; (2) plan for differentiated teaching and assessment to meet the diverse learning needs of students within inclusive classrooms, with a focus on the specialist curriculum area; (3) plan strategies to support inclusive student participation, including working with a range of specialist agencies and community providers; (4) demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of assessment practices (diagnostic, formative, summative, informal and formal), including making consistent and comparable judgements (moderation), and how to interpret assessment data to inform planning, with a focus on the specialist curriculum area; (5) develop advanced knowledge of curriculum and pedagogy within the specialist curriculum area; and (6) identify professional learning needs within the specialist curriculum area and create a plan of action.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) planning document; (2) reflection and plan of action; and (3) test. 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 planning document, reflection and plan of action, and test components.

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

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Gemma Scarparolo
Unit rules
All students: EDUC5529 Children, Development and Pedagogy.
EDUC5504 Language and Literacy in Early Childhood.
EDUC5502 Teaching Mathematics in the Early Years.
EDUC5510 Professional Practice A.
Primary students only: EDUC5516 Literacy Across the Curriculum.
EDUC5505 Teaching Mathematics in Middle and Upper Primary.
Early Childhood students only: EDUC5503 Social Interaction and the Developing Child.
EDUC5514 Differentiating the Curriculum
Contact hours
150 hours
contact time 30 hours
  • 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.
  • 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.