1. Handbook
  2. Subjects
  3. Learning Intervention 2
  4. Print

Learning Intervention 2 (EDUC90846)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

You’re viewing the 2019 Handbook:
Or view archived Handbooks


Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90846
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject comprises the second 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)

The subject will deepen students’ knowledge of various conventions and innovations in educational research across the three specialties. Through collaborative workshops, students will explore issues in the design of a research project, data collection/analysis, and reporting findings in written and verbal forms. Using conclusions and future directions drawn from the researching of educational practice (REP), ethical issues with practitioner research, using literature, and classifying research by purpose and method from Learning Intervention 1, improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities, specific learning difficulties or hearing impairment will be further advanced.

Students will implement these conventions and innovations when undertaking their second 15 day practicum placement in an educational setting in which students with disabilities, specific learning difficulties or hearing impairment are accommodated. They will then have the opportunity to engage in directed observation and interaction with students, refining skills in planning, implementing and evaluating educational interventions.

Students will produce an extensive case study and intervention plan developed after a continuous process of assessment, data collections within ethical 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/or audiology.

Students will produce a capstone report in the style of a journal article.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able demonstrate deepening practical skills in their:

  • Knowledge of disability and impairment;
  • Use of behavioural interaction strategies;
  • Implementation of theoretical constructs from the course to the assessment, planning and application that underpins contemporary intervention practice;
  • Development of supportive student relationships that are appropriate and value communication and learning;
  • Ability to evaluate individualised intervention plans for HI, SLD or disabled students of varying ages, degrees of severity and stages of development;
  • Selection and application of empirically validated specialised pedagogy within the wider curriculum of the setting via the interpretation of data;
  • Collaboration and communication with staff, parents and allied professionals;
  • Management of specialised technological equipment where appropriate.

On completion of this subject, students should be able demonstrate deepening research application skills by:

  • Carrying out a substantial research based project
  • Demonstrating reasoned ethical judgment regarding issues associated with practitioner research
  • Synthesising, critically evaluating, unifying and using diverse research findings to advance learning intervention theory and practice;
  • Demonstrating a commitment to deepening knowledge and refining practice to improve educational outcomes for HI/SLD/D students;
  • Demonstrating an ability to gather information on learning using a range of formal and informal tools;
  • Demonstrating the ability to develop intervention plans and supporting documents based on carefully reasoned and appropriately documented decisions using appropriate research methods.

Generic skills

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

  • Use advanced techniques to observe and assess students with disability, specific learning difficulties or hearing impairment;
  • Apply suitable research skills to address a data driven research question;
  • Demonstrate a capacity to communicate research results clearly, comprehensively and persuasively;
  • Undertake research independently;
  • Demonstrate the capacity to apply the principles of evidence informed practices across broad contexts;
  • Apply principles of leadership and collaboration across a range of professional settings.

Eligibility and requirements


EDUC90845 Learning Intervention Internship 1 must be completed before or at the same time as this subject.

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
EDUC90845 Learning Intervention 1



Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



  • Supervisor’s appraisal of a minimum of 15 days of supervised practicum experience (equivalent to 1250 words), during semester (25%)
  • Research project (2250 words), mid semester (45%)
  • Capstone report in the style of a journal article (1500 words), late semester (30%)

Hurdle requirements

  • Critically appraise research project (in a 10 minute presentation), late semester
  • 100% attendance at all lectures and workshops, throughout semester
  • 100% attendance at and satisfactory completion of a minimum of 15 days of supervised practicum experience, throughout semester

Dates & times

  • August
    Principal coordinatorSharon Klieve
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours15 days of practicum experience and 18 hours of lectures and workshops.
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Pre teaching requirementsDuring the pre-teaching period, students should review materials on the LMS
    Teaching period24 August 2019 to 20 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 4 September 2019
    Census date13 September 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail11 October 2019
    Assessment period ends 8 November 2019

    August contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours 100% attendance is mandatory in all Professional Practice subjects.

Additional delivery details

Pre-teaching period:

During the pre-teaching period, students will be required to complete reading that will be provided via LMS.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 11 November 2018