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Educating Students with Multiple Disabilities EDP712


This unit is designed for educators with an interest in special and/or inclusive education. The Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (MYCEETYA, 2008) and the Disability Standards for Education (2005) make it clear that students with disability should expect that Australian schooling will enable them to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens. In this context, you will be required to independently research and analyse the theoretical and practical issues associated with educating students with multiple disabilities and complex health conditions. Building on your work in EMT603 or ESH303 Inclusive Practices in Education Settings, you will develop an advanced and integrated understanding of learning and teaching approaches to support this diverse population of students, recognising the need to tailor programs to individual students strengths and learning needs through collaborative, multi-disciplinary approaches.


Unit name Educating Students with Multiple Disabilities
Unit code EDP712
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Bill Baker
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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Learning Outcomes

  • identify legislation, policy, and/or standards relevant to the education of students with multiple disabilities and describe their implications for educators.
  • analyse the educational and developmental needs of students with multiple disabilities.
  • design and evaluate educational programs for students with multiple disabilities.
  • design and evaluate strategies for collaboration in the planning, implementation, monitoring, and review of educational programs for individuals with multiple disabilities.
  • demonstrate the ability to critically engage with content to create knowledge, and to communicate concepts and ideas to an intended audience.
  • contribute to a professional learning community.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
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AssessmentContributing to this professional learning community (10%)|Critical evaluation of an Individual Education Plan (40%)|Education Plan (50%)
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