units

EDF6510

Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Christopher Boyle

Synopsis

The psycho-educational study of exceptional children, adolescents and adults including learners with disabilities as well as those with academic and other talents. Topics include definitions and theoretical concepts, characteristics and classification, collaborative consultation and contemporary approaches to psychological and educational assessment and instructional planning across a range of human service systems. Legal, ethical and cross-cultural issues. Practical skills for facilitating effective communication and collaboration. In the research component, students revise and build on research writing and data analysis skills and present their own research work to date.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, participants should have an understanding of the theoretical concepts and contemporary research that influences psychological and educational approaches for students with special needs within the current climate of inclusive education. They will have developed knowledge and skills appropriate to professional practice in collaboration with schools and community practitioners. Demonstrate knowledge of research methodology by developing a viable research proposal and/or carrying out and reporting the research project.

Assessment

Research proposal/progress report (2000 words) 25%. Plus one research oriented class presentation, and accompanying paper of (2000 words) 25%. Plus one research case study assignment of (4000 words) 50%.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Christopher Boyle

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Off-campus attendance requirements

Off-campus students must attend a one (1) week Residential school

Prerequisites

Successful completion of EDF6511 and successful completion of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited four year sequence in psychology