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Learning Intervention 1 (EDUC90845)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90845
Campus
Parkville
Availability
July
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject comprises the first part of the compulsory [AQF] Capstone experience for the Master of Learning Intervention (MLI) course encompassing the three separate specialties of Hearing Impairment (HI) Specific Learning Difficulties (SLD) and Disability (D).

This subject will introduce students to various approaches in educational research across the three specialties. This will include a focus on the use of research to inform and improve education practice for students with disabilities, specific learning difficulties or hearing impairment. It will be structured around an investigation of several major methodologies used in such research, researching educational practice (REP), ethical issues with practitioner research, using literature, and classifying research by purpose and method.

Students will complete a literature review and an extensive case study developed after a continuous process of assessment, data collection within ethics approval, intervention and evaluation with a child/student with disabilities, specific learning difficulties or hearing impairment in areas such as language, literacy, mental health/well-being, thinking and learning, exceptionality, behavioural interactions and audiology.

Students will complete a literature review and an extensive case study developed after a continuous process of assessment, intervention and evaluation with a child/student with disabilities, specific learning difficulties or hearing impairment in areas such as language, literacy, mental health/well-being, thinking and learning, exceptionality, behavioural interactions and audiology.

Please note: HI Students who do not have competence in Auslan are expected to successfully complete Module 1 of Auslan Certificate 2 (or equivalent) as a prerequisite prior to enrolment in this subject. Auslan courses are offered at a number of TAFE colleges (or equivalent) nationally.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Carry out a substantial research based project
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical issues associated with practitioner research
  • Synthesise, critically evaluate, unify and use diverse research findings from different to advance learning intervention theory and practice;
  • Demonstrate an ability to implement the theoretical constructs in the course to the assessment, planning and implementation underpinning contemporary intervention practice;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to deepening knowledge and refining practice to improve educational outcomes for HI/SLD/D students;
  • Demonstrate an ability to gather information on student’s learning using a range of formal and informal tools;
  • Demonstrate the ability to synthesise and interpret data that informs selection of empirically validated pedagogy;
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop intervention plans and supporting documents based on carefully reasoned and appropriately documented decisions using appropriate research methods;
  • Demonstrate an ability to evaluate individualised intervention plans for HI, SLD or disabled students of varying ages, degrees of severity and stages of development;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of specialised technological equipment where appropriate

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate research literature using different methodologies;
  • Apply foundational observation and assessment skills;
  • Apply foundational research skills in identifying and addressing needs in both research based and practical environments;
  • Demonstrate the capacity to apply the principles of evidence informed practices across broad contexts;
  • Apply principles of leadership and collaboration in professional settings.

Last updated: 12 November 2018