Collaboration and Consultation (EDPD6015)

UNIT OF STUDY

Special educators are playing a greater role in collaborative consultation, with special educators, regular educators, therapists, medical practitioners,families and community agency professionals joining forces to determine best practices and to evaluate the effectiveness of programs. The aim of collaboration is to provide the best and the most appropriate programs for individuals with disabilities in a wide range of school and community settings. In order to undertake this role, the special educator will need to have a good working knowledge of a range of consultation models, knowledge and skills in the understanding of parent and student needs, and effective interpersonal communication skills.

Further unit of study information

Classes

1x2hr seminar/week

Assessment

in-class tasks (5x5%); group presentation/collaborative journal (25%); and participation in a collaborative team meeting with written report (50%).

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

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.