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EIE704 - Supporting Communication in Inclusive Classrooms

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Edwina El Hachem

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Content

This unit aims to advance students' understanding of the critical role of communication within inclusive educational settings. Students will develop a deep understanding of language and communication and how they impact on both student learning and social and emotional development. This unit will adopt a critical approach to the analysis of teacher communication skills and their role in building teacher-learner and family relationships in inclusive classrooms, while evaluating the range of communication practices required to build strong relationships with parents, professional learning teams, allied professionals and the wider community. The role of teacher-learner communication in supporting positive classroom behaviour and interaction, and the impact of social and cultural diversity on the development of communicative competence will be explored. Students will reflect on their communication skills in diverse contexts, critically analyse various tools for assessment of learner communication skills and plan learning to support students in literacy (including speaking and listening) and social interaction. Using case studies, key understandings of the impact of learning challenges on communication skills, including ASD, speech and language disorders and hearing loss will be developed. Working collaboratively, students will develop sophisticated understandings of these learners, enabling them to plan and design an effective learning program.

Assessment

Assessment Task 1: Guided reflection 50%

Guided reflections on communication in school environments (15%, equivalent to 750 words) and 1750 word written report with strong links to theory detailing a personal framework to guide and support inclusive communication practices (35%).

 

Assessment Task 2: Case Study including mini presentation 50%

1750 word case study of a learner’s communication skills (35%) and “mini presentation” in preparation for the final case study submission (15%, equivalent to 750 words)

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$782$625$2137$2776

* 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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