Course Title: Work with students in need of additional support
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2017
Course Code: TCHE5880C
Course Title: Work with students in need of additional support
School: 360T Education
Campus: Brunswick Campus
Program: C4349 - Certificate IV in Education Support
Course Contact: Soosan Kian Robyn Blaikie
Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 9183 03 9925 4383
Course Contact Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Lorraine Rodrigues (Lorraine.email@example.com)
Nominal Hours: 50
Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
No specific pre-requisite and co-requisite.
This unit focuses on the skills and knowledge required for education support workers to provide support to students who have to face a range of challenges that may limit their access to, participation in or outcomes from the curriculum.It applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and the work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CHCEDS022 Work with students in need of additional support
1. Identify problems experienced by students in need of additional support
1.1 Identify, in collaboration with the teacher the specific learning needs of the individual student 1.2 Identify any real barriers or potential barriers to learning
2. Contribute to team planning for students in need of additional support
2.1 Provide observations to the education team to inform the process of planning for students requiring additional support 2.2 Develop expectations for students, with the education team 2.3 Discuss strategies to increase student access to learning, with the education team 2.4 Identify and assemble required resources
3. Provide support to students in need of additional support
3.1 Use assistive technologies where appropriate 3.2 Implement planned strategies to meet the needs of individual students 3.3 Provide students with regular opportunities for practising new skills 3.4 Monitor student progress and inform teachers on a regular basis
4. Provide support to teachers of students in need of additional support
4.1 Cooperate in the implementation of programs and strategies designed by teachers 4.2 Monitor and arrange maintenance of any equipment used to support students
This unit develops the skills and knowledge required for education support workers to provide support to students who have to face a range of challenges that may limit their access to, participation in or outcomes from the curriculum.It applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and the work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional. On successful completion of this unit, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.
Details of Learning Activities
This unit is part of Certificate IV in Education Support program. You will study this unit with several other units on the same day. Your program consists of face to face teaching, Unsupervised Directed Study and you are required to participate in compulsory work placement. It is strongly advised you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency. You are not required to attend to complete Unsupervised Directed Study, however you are expected to complete the work given and will at times be required to show evidence the work has been completed. Your Unsupervised Directed Study will be posted on Blackboard.
The student learning experience will be facilitated through participation in a range of activities:
• Work Placement
• Group discussion
• Research assignments
• Guest speakers
• Oral and/or written questions on "What if?" scenarios
• Realistic simulations and role play
• Practical demonstrations and direct observation of actual work and simulated work practice
• Oral Presentations
• Individual and group projects - Completing the projects will include negotiated independent study time and practical work relevant to the unit of competency.
This unit will be delivered weekly.
Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources. Should the teaching schedule change students will be advised via blackboard.
Library Orientation & an RMIT Online Systems Information Session will be scheduled during the first two weeks of your program. Information about student services, rights and responsibilities is contained in your student diary.
Topic 1: Identifying problems experienced by students in need of additional support (E1 - 1.1, E2 - 2.1):
- Introduction to unit
- How do we identify these needs
- What observation tools can we use to identify student needs in the classroom?
- Using work placement examples, highlight some of the observations made of students with additional needs.
Week 2 & 3
Topic 2: Supporting students who have the following additional needs (E1 - 1.2, E2 - 2.1, 2.2, 2.3):
- Students who have experienced trauma, grief and crisis
- Students from EAL backgrounds
- Students with challenging behaviour
- Students on Child protection/Court Orders
Topic 3: Understanding additional needs in relation to a specific impairment
DIALOGUE IN THE DARK - EXHIBITION - SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH A VISUAL IMPAIRMENT (E1 - 1.2, E2 - 2.1, 2.2, 2.3)
IN CLASS ASSESSMENT - ADAPTATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS
Topic 4: Barriers to participation (E1 - 1.2)
- What barriers exist that prevent students from accessing, enrolling and participating in the curriculum
- What are the implications of these barriers and the impact on students and the school community as a whole
- How do we address these barriers?
Topic 5: Contribute to team planning (E2 - 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4; E4 - 4.1))
- Developing expectations from a presumption of competence model
- Using the Student Support Group as a team to work in partnership to achieve positive outcomes for students with a disability.
- Role of an Education Support Worker when working as a team
- Challenges for Education Support Workers on the job - addressing these challenges through collaboration, communication and cooperativeness.
Topic 6: Strategies to increase student access to learning (E2 - 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4; E3 - 3.2, 3.3)
- Inclusive strategies for students with additional needs
- Resources, tools, aids and equipment
Topic 7: Monitoring and assessing student progress (E3 - 3.4, E4 - 4.2)
- How do we assess students with additional needs?
- What equitable learning adjustments can be incorporated to allow for students to participate in learning and assessment?
- From primary to Secondary to tertiary learning what accommodations, adjustments and adaptations can be included to foster learning for students with additional needs?
Topic 8 : Identify and assemble resources (E2 - 2.4)
- An introduction to aids, tools, equipment and devices for Alternative and Augmentative Communication.
Topic 9: Inquiry-based learning projects (E3 - 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, E4 - 4.1)
- Developing strategies for access and participation for students with additional needs.
Topic: Using Assistive Technology (E3 - 3.1, E4 - 4.2)
- Using Eye Gaze Technology - understanding how it works
- Understanding Braille
ASSESSMENT 2 - Advocacy & support for students with additional needs
Topic: Reflecting on working with students in need of additional support - a review of classroom practice (E1, 2, 3, 4)
Topic: Practice workshop 1 - Speech, Physio and Occupational Therapy supports for students with additional needs (E2,3,4)
Topic: Practice workshop 2 - Understanding AUSLAN (E2,3.4)
Reflect on experiences working with students in need of additional support (E1, 2,3,4)
TEXTS AND EQUIPMENT
There are no set texts in this course. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through handouts, our online systems and access to facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources. It is recommended that you bring:
• Display folder with plastic sleeves
• Highlighter pens
• Notebook or loose leaf paper
• USB (Memory stick)
Overview of Assessment
This unit is part of an integrated program. You must demonstrate Performance and Knowledge Evidence of the unit in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You may be assessed by:
• Oral or written questioning
• oral presentations
• Assignments and projects
• Direct observation of actual work practice
• Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files
• Work-based activities
• Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
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.
The Student Charter www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/supporting-learning-and-teaching/student-charter/ summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT University student as well as the responsibilities of the university.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1
Assessment 1: ADAPTATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS (in class) - (Week 5)
Assessment 2: Advocacy & support for students with additional needs (Week 13)
Assessment 3 - Observation/Demonstration in work placement (Week 5-17)
Assessment tasks in this unit are assessed using the following competency based results:
CA - Competency achieved
NYC - Not Yet Competent
All Assessment tasks should be submitted by the due date. If an extension is required please contact your teacher and/or Coordinator before the due date.
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work.
All assessment tasks including electronically recorded student work will be kept by the University for student feedback and to meet government requirements.
If you are found to be Not Yet Competent in a Course Assessment Task you may be allowed one resubmission only. Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission.
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency and with the critical aspects of assessment for each unit.
Attendance - The major learning experience involves participating in face to face classes. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
Feedback - Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Students may be asked to attend interviews with relevant teachers and Program Coordinator to discuss academic progress.
Assessment Academic Progress www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academicprogress
Special Consideration - All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Please see the RMIT website for further information. www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy. www.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity
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