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Advanced study of generic core theory and foundations of specialist teaching common to professionals working in the areas of: Early Intervention; Deaf and Hearing Impairment; Blind and Vision Impairment; Learning and Behaviour; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Complex Educational Needs, and Gifted and Talented.
Students who complete this paper successfully should be able to demonstrate an understanding of:1. Core background knowledge relevant to the field of special and inclusive education, including: the history of special and inclusive education in New Zealand and internationally; models of disability and diversity; relevant curricula, legislation, documents, and policies; the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi, biculturalism and multiculturalism in special and inclusive education contexts.2. Skills, values, attitudes, and practices needed for professionals to work individually and interprofessionally with children and students with diverse learning needs and their families and whānau, including: culturally appropriate practices; learning theories and practices; assessment theories and practices; evidence-based interventions and individualised education planning, evidence-based practices, and reading the professional research literature.3. Working as an effective and collaborative team member with parents and whānau in different cultural and educational contexts.4. Evidence-based, ethical and reflective practice and an orientation to learn with, from, and about other specialist areas through interprofessional communities of practice.
A teaching qualification or entry at the discretion of the Dean of Education. RP: Experience working with children with special educational needs.
Experience working with children with special educational needs.
Compulsory block course 1 (Massey University, Albany campus): 13 February - 15 February 2019
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This programme uses Moodle as the online learning environment.Please note that this learning environment is not hosted via the websites of eitherUniversity (Stream at MU or Learn at UC) but is an independent website designedspecifically for this programme and hosted by a 3rd party provider contracted by theUniversities.Students should submit assignments as outlined in the individual paper guidelines. Mostly, this will be able to be completed online. However in some circumstances paper copies may be required and submitted.It is the responsibility of the students to check their Internet access and ability to submit their work via the online system. Any technical difficulties should be notified well in advance of the due date so that assistance can be provided or alternative arrangements can be negotiated. (Students who have unreliable internet access are advised to attend to this early in the course to prevent last minute pressures.) If you require assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 0800 763 676 ext 6060.
Domestic fee $1,847.00
International Postgraduate fees
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.
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School of Health Sciences.