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Postgraduate | MAQ-EDSX8301 | 2024

Inclusive and Special Education

Course information for 2024 intake

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Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
18 weeks

Start dates

  • 19 Feb 2024
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Inclusive and Special Education

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to

    1. Demonstrate advanced understandings of key issues related to inclusive and special education in contemporary education contexts, including critical analysis of barriers to equity in education for students with disability.
    2. Develop a clear understanding of ethical, legislative and policy responsibilities of teachers as related to educational provision for learners across the full range of human diversities.
    3. Identify and critically evaluate complex and conflicting theoretical perspectives and demonstrate a developed understanding of social constructions of disability and the pervasive nature of ableism and disablism in educational contexts.
    4. Demonstrate research-informed knowledge of the importance of collaboration, including consideration of family perspectives and school-family-community relations.
    5. Develop and apply research-informed knowledge of a range of approaches to designing curriculum, pedagogy, assessment and environments that cater for all students in diverse classrooms, including engaging with universal design for learning and quality differentiated practices, and evaluating processes for identifying specific learning needs.
    6. Apply research-informed knowledge and understanding of approaches to responding to complex behaviour.
    7. Demonstrate understanding of key factors involved in establishing an inclusive classroom culture and environment from the perspective of transforming schools in order to improve educational and community outcomes.

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You won't be able to enrol into this subject if you've already successfully completed or currently enrolled in the following subject(s) as they are considered anti-requisites due to the similarity of the content.

  • MAQ-ECHX8300-Early Intervention: Theory and Practice (no longer available)


NCCW ECHX8300 Early Intervention: Theory and Practice

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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