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  • Objectives
    Students completing the Master of Education (Specific Learning Difficulties) should be able to: * critically analyze and evaluate the learning processes (cognitive, affective, connative and socio-cultural) involved in literacy and numeracy learning and developmental trends to acquiring this knowledge, evaluate assumptions, practices and procedures used learning disabilities in terms of current theories of cognitive processing, cognitive development and learning; * identify the causes of different types specific learning difficulties in these areas; * use and evaluate a range of contemporary procedures for diagnosing and reporting literacy and numeracy difficulties that are supported by current research in learningand educational psychology; * use an integrated teaching framework that accommodates that learning characteristics of students who have specific literacy and numeracy learning difficulties , develop and implement relevant intervention and instructional procedures that are supported by current research in learningand educational psychology; * identify the characteristics of successful literacy and numeracy intervention programs, identify and select empirically validated teaching practices for these students; * use an integrated model of classroom pedagogic practice to design and implement targeted clinical intervention programs; * evaluate and analyze the effectiveness of literacy and numeracy education programs intended for use with students who have learning difficulties in these areas and modify them to match individual ways of learning; * develop and implement education programmes that are supported by current research; * critically analyze and evaluate the learning processes (cognitive, affective, connative and socio-cultural) involved in literacy and numeracy learning and developmental trends to acquiring this knowledge, evaluate assumptions, practices and procedures used learning disabilities in terms of current theories of cognitive processing, cognitive development and learning; * identify the causes of different types specific learning difficulties in these areas; * use and evaluate a range of contemporary procedures for diagnosing and reporting literacy and numeracy difficulties that are supported by current research in learningand educational psychology; * use an integrated teaching framework that accommodates that learning characteristics of students who have specific literacy and numeracy learning difficulties , develop and implement relevant intervention and instructional procedures that are supported by current research in learningand educational psychology; * identify the characteristics of successful literacy and numeracy intervention programs, identify and select empirically validated teaching practices for these students; * use an integrated model of classroom pedagogic practice to design and implement targeted clinical intervention programs; * evaluate and analyze the effectiveness of literacy and numeracy education programs intended for use with students who have learning difficulties in these areas and modify them to match individual ways of learning; * develop and implement education programmes that are supported by current research.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Education (Specific Learning Difficulties)
  • Course description
    Subject      Semester      Credit Points
    472-618  The Psychology of Exceptional Learning
    This subject examines concepts, theories and issues in educational and developmental psychology necessary to understand and diagnose academic learning disabilities that will lead to effective curriculum development. It will examine the individual dif...     Semester 2     12.50

    460-715  Language & Literacy Intervention 1
    This subject addresses theories and research into the communication, language, and literacy skills of school aged students with a language delay/disorder or hearing loss; the impact of a language disorder/delay on the development of social skills; sa...     Semester 2     12.50

    476-889  Learning Disabilities: Literacy
    This subject reviews contemporary theories and explanations of learning disabilities in literacy and examine their underpinning assumptions and implications. Theories include schematic-interactive models, strategic models and orthographic learning mo...     Semester 1     12.50

    476-890  Learning Disabilities: Numeracy
    This subject reviews current theories of learning disabilities in numeracy and their implications for instruction. Relevant diagnostic and instructional models are analysed in terms of their theoretical bases, empirical support and implications for i...     Semester 2     12.50

    460-633  Leading Professional Learning
    Contemporary organizations such as schools, to be effective, require the ability to adapt and transform their professional practice to respond to changing circumstances. An aspect of this transformation is the professional learning capacity of the or...     Semester 2     25

    472-619  Prof Practice - Specific Learng Diff 1
    In these two subjects, students undertake the equivalent of 45 days of supervised professional practice in at least two different types of settings in block rounds of ten or fifteen days. These settings, both segregated and inclusive settings, provid...     Year Long     12.50

    472-620  Prof Practice Specific Learng Diff 2
    In these two subjects, students undertake the equivalent of 45 days of supervised professional practice in at least two different types of settings in block rounds of ten or fifteen days. These settings, both segregated and inclusive settings, provid...     Year Long     12.50

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