OnlineSession 1

Unit description

Through case studies, contemporary research and practical examples students are introduced to inclusive education. The application of inclusive pedagogy in K–12 educational practice is explored, with a focus on the complex interaction of instructional, behavioural, curricular, community and legislation. Students are required to demonstrate knowledge of relevant legislative requirements and teaching strategies that support participation and learning by students with diverse abilities, including students with special learning or behaviour needs.

Unit content

The practical requirements for teachers to be able to support learners with diverse abilities will be examined within the following key ideas.

  • Legislation, policies and practice
  • Designing an inclusive curriculum with inclusive teaching practices
  • Assessment, diagnosis and evaluation of students with additional learning needs
  • Encouraging positive interactions through communication
  • Identifying and removing barriers to inclusion
  • Understanding specific disabilities and learning difficulties
  • Developing best practice for a learning environment that supports all children

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.

Study Period 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning 4 hours (6 weeks )
Tutorial online 1 hour (6 weeks)
Discussion board10%
Case study40%


Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (twice)
Structured online learning 2 hours (10 weeks )
Case study40%
Discussion board10%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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