This unit addresses mandatory requirements to be met by every graduate pre-service teacher. It provides an introduction to the field of special and inclusive education. It also introduces students to the relevant policy and legislation, and issues related to classroom diversity, effective teaching practices and behaviour support. Emphasis is given to the concepts of addressing diversity in classrooms and schools, attitudes towards students with disabilities and additional support needs, and teaching strategies promoting inclusive whole-school and classroom environments.
1x1hr lecture/week for 6 weeks, 1x2hr tutorial/week for 6 weeks
1x1000wd assignment (35%), 1x group task (30%), 1x1000wd professional statement (35%)