Positive Approaches to Special Education (EDUF3031)


This unit addresses issues relating to the education of children and students with special education needs. They include the impact of the philosophy and principles of inclusive education and current legislation; universal design for learning; evidence based approaches to curriculum, teaching and learning practices for students with special education needs. A specific focus is given to supporting students with challenging behaviours in a range of settings.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1x1-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x2-hr workshop/wk for 6 wks, 20-hrs fieldwork placement


4000wd fieldwork report (40%) and 650wd tutorial presentation (20%) and 800wd professional statement (30%) and 2x250wd reflective commentaries (2x5%). All assessment tasks need to be submitted in order to pass the unit of study; active participation in tutorial presentation is required.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


96 credit points of units

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.