Meeting Spec Ed Needs Through Curriculum (EDPD5015)


This unit is designed to explore the collaborative relationship between the regular classroom teacher and the special educator in the development of curricula for students, with special education needs, integrated or included in their local school. Current research in curriculum design for special education will be discussed together with a critical analysis of the political and controversial issues related to such curricula. A variety of available curricula for students with special needs, from both regular and special education resources, will be discussed, analysed and critically evaluated. The processes and practicalities of adjusting curricula to suit individual needs will be explored, together with the construction and use of alternative curricula for students with special needs in inclusive educational situations.

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1x2hr seminar/week


1x critical review (20%) and 1x group project (30%); 4x design tasks (4x5%) and 1x unit work (30%)

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