OnlineSession 1N/A

Unit description

Introduces students to inclusive education and application of inclusive pedagogy, with a focus on the complex interaction of instructional, behavioural, curricular, community and legislation in school and classroom educational practice. Students are required to demonstrate knowledge of relevant legislative requirements and of teaching strategies that support participation and learning by students with diverse abilities, including students with special learning or behaviour needs.

Unit content

Module 1: Knowledge base and policies

  • Setting the scene - teachers and inclusion
  • Legislation, policies and inclusive practices
  • Meeting diverse needs through an inclusive curriculum and inclusive teaching practice 

Module 2: Needs analysis

  • Assessment, diagnosis and evaluation of students with additional learning needs
  • Planning effective teaching strategies
  • Instructional methodology and content
  • Understanding specific disabilities and learning difficulties 

Module 3: Encouraging positive interactions

  • Communicating together
  • Instigating change

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

  • Forman, P & Arthur-Kelly, M (eds.), 2017, Inclusion in action, 5th edn, Cengage, South Melbourne.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (twice)
Structured online learning 2 hours (10 weeks )
Inclusive education paper including adjusted lesson plan50%
Case study40%
Discussion board10%

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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