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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr U Sharma


In recent years there has been a marked increase in the number of children and adolescents with special needs entering the regular school. This unit will introduce the diverse range of students with disabilities and impairments who have a significant representation in today's classroom. Specialised topics will be presented which will give a broad overview to the field of special education. Off campus students would be required to complete a number of online tasks.


It is anticipated that by completing the unit students should:

  • be aware of the implications of disabilities from an educational and developmental perspective;
  • be familiar with the wide range of varying abilities of students;
  • be familiar with adaptations necessary for the school setting and instructional style;
  • be familiar with inclusive curriculum strategies; and
  • be informed about policy at the school, state and national and international level.


An exam (2400 words equivalent) 60%; and A class (online for off campus) presentation (1600 words equiv.) 40%.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Umesh Sharma

Contact hours

2 hours per week