Course Title: Professional Experience: Inclusive Education

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Experience: Inclusive Education

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE2292

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015

TCHE2292

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016

TCHE2454

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018

TCHE2524

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr Richard Johnson

Course Coordinator Phone: 03 9925 7820

Course Coordinator Email: richard.johnson@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will focus on the principles of inclusion and their application in educational settings. In this course you will examine current policies and theoretical foundations with the aim of developing your knowledge and skills of inclusive education. This course will focus on planning an inclusive curriculum and its implementation in classroom settings and developing knowledge and awareness of key stakeholders’ perspectives in order to provide rich learning experiences for children with special needs.

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Your learning in this course is focused on development of the following program level capabilities.

1. Engage with diverse learners in a range of educational contexts in order to develop skills and knowledge for flexible and adaptable participation in professional communities of practice.    2. Develop and apply theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to your professional practice and development in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.

4. Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse educational contexts.

6. Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.

7. Apply initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making to enhance your practice and continuing professional development.


Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Apply government policy and theoretical foundations of inclusion

2. Examine the complexity of developing professional relationships with support teams as well as families, medical and paramedical support, specialists, teacher aides, parent helpers and other educational stakeholders to assist students through the educational experience

3. Observe, assess and plan for individual learners in a group setting

4. Develop individual learning plans based on whole-school curriculum planning

5. Design educational contexts that optimise learning and enhance social opportunities for all learners

6. Plan for and design inclusive education environments for learning


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of activities including lectures, tutorials workshops, online discussions, curriculum design and readings in order to support the development of the learning outcomes. Work integrated learning is a major teaching and learning theme for this course and it puts you at the centre of the learning process and makes you responsible for your learning. This teaching team will support you in the development, progress and completion of your assessment tasks. This course involves the successful completion of professional experience; learning activities will ask you to link theory with practical areas of the profession in a variety of educational settings.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

The University Library has extensive resources for teacher education students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies – see the Education – Primary Teaching Library Guide, Inclusive Education.   The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.   Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.   If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Program Manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.   Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online. Information on assessment can be found at:  www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams