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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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedNot offered in 2012


The unit involves a minimum of fifteen days practical professional activities and experiences. Topics include developing an inquiring mind, research awareness and evidence-based techniques for examining practices and student learning, collaborative consultation, and professionals as change agents in both inclusive and special education settings.


Upon successful completion of this unit participants should have an understanding of the principles and techniques of evidence-informed approaches for students with special needs; and will have developed knowledge and skills appropriate for professional practice in collaboration with school communities and other professional practitioners.


Professional Practice Report (2000 words) 40%; Professional Project Proposal including Class presentation (2000 words) 30%; and Inquiry Report (2000 words): 30%. The time involved in practicum placement activities have been taken into account in designing the other work to be assessed in this unit (equivalent 2000 words).

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Contact hours

3 hours per week