EDUC 7555 - Education for Inclusion
North Terrace Campus - Quadmester 4 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code EDUC 7555 Course Education for Inclusion Coordinating Unit School of Education Term Quadmester 4 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Course Description In this course pre-service teachers will plan and deliver the two day 2017 Diversity and Differentiated Teaching Conference that focuses on differentiated teaching for a broad range of student learners Including:
- Students with English as an additional language and dialect,
- International students
- Gifted and talented students or Students with High Intellectual Potential
- Students at risk, and
- Newly arrived migrants and refugee students and war trauma.
As a part of their small group discovery experience (SGDE) each group will also prepare a 30 minute presentation on this specialised education program to their peers at the conference. Students will also have a substantive involvement in the following two streams:
- Students with disabilities
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Course Coordinator: Dr Linda Westphalen
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Understand and appreciate cultural diversity and the different kinds of exceptionality encountered in the classroom 2 Understand the specific needs of Indigenous students 3 Understand, plan and develop inclusive teaching strategies for diverse learners 4 Understand and evaluate the value of resources and research available to teachers for professional learning 5 Analyse data and develop a research-based conference paper relating to inclusion/exceptionality 6 Assess and provide feedback on teaching-based research
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1, 2, 5, 6 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
3, 4, 5 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
4 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1, 3, 4, 6 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesThere are no required resources, however students should bring their own device to all workshops.
Online LearningStudents should be familiar with Canvas: online learning will include recordings uploaded to this LMS.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLearning modes are in-person for the workshops. Students may review subject matter of lectures online, however, in person attendance is preferred.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.4 x 9 hours of lectures and workshops: 36
3 x 5 hours of conference attendance: 15
6 x 10 hours Individual study and research: 60
5 x 9 hours conference preparation: 45
Learning Activities Summary
Week Pre-lecture lecture 1 Lecture 2 Workshop 1 no lecture Introduction to diversity and
Conference: What needs to happen?
Conference structure and Delegation of roles
Identification of themes (set) – groupings
Setting up responsibilities
Identification of keynotes
Abstract review process and
creation of conference program
Hosting sessions – roles
Online Folio presentation - editing and collation
2 Indigenous content in the curriculum
Indigenous contexts and Students, Race and Racisim
Melbourne Declaration (etc)
Indigenous Education Policies current
Teaching Indigenous Students
Cultural differences, Inclusion and legislation
Hour 1: Indigenising teaching,
pedagogy and the curriculum
Hour 2: Abstract (300 – 400 words) To be included in final research paper Online submission, draft for formative feedback (10% of the 50% for the full paper)
Peer review process (10% of 50%)
Allocation of Peer review
3 Cultures, Diasporas and Hybridity
Languages in Australia
Teaching for Language Diversity Hour 1: Language Diversity
Hour 2: Peer review of colleague paper (300 – 500 words) both review and paper submitted to LW online
Allocation of Conference streams
Constructing your presentation: the template
4 Ability Giftedness
Enrichment, extension and Acceleration;
strugglers; teaching for abilities
Hour 1: Abilities and inclusion
Hour 2: Review and Feedback on Peer review
Invitations to other interested parties
Genre exemplars of article construction (begins)
5 Disability ASD, ADHD and Dyslexia
Strategies for including
students with disabilities
Hour 1: Pedagogy for inclusion; physical disabilities
Hour 2: Creation of Academic Bio
Finalise collation of conference handbook
Paper construction – 2500 words (30% + abstract = Peer review above = 50%)
Catering – Staff club booking
6 Religion and learning
Parents, school communities Hour 1: Teaching for religious inclusion
Hour 2: Hosting of sessions –
finalise Paper construction
STTARS Hour 1: Ex-school support:
Hour 2: Paper construction
8 LGBTQI Sexualities Relationships and inclusion
Hour 1: Final Conference things
Hour 2: Quiz 10%
9 Conference Conference Conference Conference 10 No Lecture No Lecture No Lecture Post Conference Feedback
Reflection: My participation in the Conference and why I should be awarded marks 500 words (10% attendance and
participation at conference)
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
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- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
1 Understand and appreciate cultural diversity and the different kinds of exceptionality encountered in the classroom
2 Understand the specific needs of Indigenous students
3 Understand, plan and develop inclusive teaching strategies for diverse learners
4 Understand and evaluate the value of resources and research available toteachers for professional learning
5 Analyse data and develop a research-based conference paper relating to inclusion/ exceptionality
6 Assess and provide feedback on teaching-based research
Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome Individual Research Paper (3500 Words) Includes abstract (10%) Peer review (10%) and 2500 - 3000 word paper (30%) 50% 1-5 Online Quiz 10% 1-4 Presentation Conference paper 30% 5-6 Personal Reflection (500 Words) For attendance 10% 4-6
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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.This is the first time that this course has run, so there is no feedback about eSELTS to provide about this course. Please note that this is the first time that we will be running a student-led conference in the School of Education Masters and so there are likely to be things that don't quite work. In that event, please get in contact with the course cordinator, Dr Linda Westphalen, as soon as possible by her university email (firstname.lastname@example.org), and she will address the issue as quickly and effectively as possible.
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