Subject details

At the completion of this subject 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 commsubjecty 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.
    • Introduction to Inclusive Education
    • Legislation, Policies and Inclusive Practice
    • Practising Successful Inclusion
    • Curriculum, Learning, Teaching & Assessment Adjustments relating to IEPs
    • Planning for Effective Teaching Strategies using IEPs
    • Encouraging Positive Interactions (Behaviour Management)
    • Developing Communication Skills
    • Understanding and Supporting Literacy, Learning Difficulty and Disability
    • Understanding and Supporting Numeracy, Learning Difficulty and Disability
    • Exploring Sensory Challenges in the classroom
    • Transition in Primary
    • Transition into Secondary and Review of IEPS
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

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

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CUR-EDS303

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

CUR-EDC155-Learning Theory for Educators , or CUR-EDP155
CUR-EDC151-Child Development for Educators , or CUR-EDP125, or CUR-EDE103


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

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject 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 subject 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.

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Report (50%)
  • Case Study (50%)

Textbook information is pending.

Textbook information is pending.

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