Inclusive Education - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Availability for 2018: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Case Study (50%) , Report (50%)

Unit provided by

2017 Fees
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,043.00

This unit focuses on the principles of inclusion and their application in learning environments. Current Australian and international policies and corresponding theoretical foundations and legal imperatives are reviewed with the aim of promoting educator awareness, knowledge and skills prerequisite to the development of inclusive learning environments and communities. This unit provides practical opportunities to develop competencies in planning an inclusive curriculum, assessment and reporting requirements, consultation and collaboration with families, professionals, paraprofessionals and community members and developing individual educational programs and plans.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. discuss the history, philosophy, benefits, processes, government policies, research and theoretical foundations of inclusive education
  2. describe a broad range of strategies for involving parents, carers, specialists, therapists, teacher assistants and community volunteers to assist children with learning and educational experiences
  3. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of strategies for differentiating teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across a full range of abilities
  4. identify strategies to support inclusive student/child participation and engagement in classroom activities.
  • Case Study (50%)
  • Report (50%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

You don't have to enrol in this unit if you have completed EDP250 Educating Students with Diverse Abilities as they are considered equivalents.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to Inclusive Education
2Legislation, Policies and Inclusive Practice
3Practising Successful Inclusion
4Curriculum, Learning, Teaching & Assessment Adjustments relating to IEPs
5Planning for Effective Teaching Strategies using IEPs
6Encouraging Positive Interactions (Behaviour Management)
7Developing Communication Skills
8Understanding and Supporting Literacy, Learning Difficulty and Disability
9Understanding and Supporting Numeracy, Learning Difficulty and Disability
10Exploring Sensory Challenges in the classroom
11Transition in Primary
12Transition into Secondary and Review of IEPS

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Inclusion in Action with Student Resource Access 12

    By:Philip Foreman

    ISBN: 9780170376174


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

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