Teaching Learning Difficulties - Basics (EDPD5014)


This unit is examines current theories, research and practice in development of basic skills (language, literacy and numeracy), with a specific emphasis on students with disability and additional learning needs. Students will critically examine current theory and practices associated with supporting the design of quality literacy and numeracy program in mainstream and stand-alone classes for students with disability and additional learning needs. Evidence-based instruction used to implement quality literacy and numeracy programs will be critically examined; tiered approaches to supporting literacy and numeracy development will be discussed in terms of monitoring student progress.

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1x2hr seminar/week


1x personal statement (5%); 2x critical review (2x25%); 1x review of literature and practice (20%); and 1x research to practice project (25%)

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