Teaching Learning Difficulties - Basics (EDPD5014)


This unit is intended to be an in-depth study of current theories, research and practice in the development of basic skills (language, literacy and numeracy), including a special emphasis on self-directed learning in students with disabilities, learning difficulties and behaviour disorders. An understanding and discussion of basic learning theories related to the basic skills, in regular education, are fundamental to these studies. The wide-ranging practices, controversial issues and perspectives offered in this field of study will be discussed. Practical, research and evaluation skills will be developed in relation to assessment, programming, and program development for students with difficulties in these basic skills areas, with special consideration given to the modes of service delivery operating in our educational systems.

Further unit of study information


1x2hr seminar/week


1x personal statement (10%) and 2x critical review (2x20%) and 2x research to practice project (2x25%)

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Study this unit outside a degree

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.