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Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Specific Learning Difficulties)

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  • Objectives
    Students completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Specific Learning Difficulties) should be able to: * Deepen their knowledge and extend their understanding in the general area of educational thought and practice in the area of specific learning difficulties * Acquire a substantial understanding of relevant theory, and practice and assessment of students with literacy and numeracy difficulties; * Be acquainted with the range of expert writing and research on particular topics * Be eligible, under particular specified conditions, for employment in designated positions with in the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria, and in other schools and authorities * Have an ongoing interest in the study and practice of education for students with additional educational needs * Establish a sound basis for further studies in Education at the Master's level.
  • Entry requirements
    Classroom teachers who wish to undertake professional development to have a better understanding of the needs of students with specific learning disabilities who have been placed in their classrooms.
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Specific Learning Difficulties)
  • Course description
    Subject      Semester      Credit Points
    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

    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

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