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EIE702 - Teaching and Learning in the Inclusive Classroom

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:C Spicer


Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

This unit is offered as a wholly online unit in CloudDeakin. Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.


This unit aims to provoke teachers to think about their crucial role in working within the inclusive classroom; a classroom that encompasses all students regardless of the labelling they may have been given by other professionals (physical impairments; specific learning needs; mental health or behavioural issues; gifts and talents and non English Speaking Backgrounds, to list a few). This unit is designed to advance students’ understanding of learners’ needs and encourage students’ to consider the cultural, political and social issues pertaining to the design and delivery of curriculum (including Individual Learning Plans) that encompasses the strengths of every student. Students’ will consider how to approach colleagues, experts and communities for assistance in planning and delivery of curriculum, the use of positive behaviour support, in addition to working effectively with parents and caregivers. This unit will introduce students to the broad range of community supports; child and adolescent mental health care system; Australian Refugee and Special Humanitarian Program, Department of Human Services, and Child Protection in order to support students from traumatised backgrounds; and those who are placed into care whilst attending school. Students’ will critically analyse the literature, theories and practices in Australia and abroad pertaining to inclusive classrooms and evaluate the appropriate curriculum models for specific school contexts and learner needs, interests and backgrounds.


Integrated and Interactive Concept Map 2500 words 50%

Construction and Evaluation of an Individual Learning Plan 2000 words 40%

Film or Book Review 500 words 10%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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