EEI202 - Communication and Diverse Learners


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Burwood and Geelong students to contact Student Services for enrolment

Trimester 1: Melbourne (Burwood), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in E359 - Bachelor of Education (Primary) course version commencing 2017 and E200 - Associate Degree of Education course version commencing 2020





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Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

3 x 3-hour classes (week 4, 6 & 8), 1 x 2-hour seminar per week during weeks 1-8 and 11


Student enrolment quotas apply to this unit

Burwood and Geelong students to contact Student Services for enrolment


This unit aims to broaden students’ knowledge and understanding of the various aspects of language and communication, and how they impact on learning and social and emotional development in diverse learners. It will evaluate the range of communication practices required to build strong relationships with parents, professional learning teams, allied professionals and the wider community in order to foster an inclusive environment for learning.  Specifically, students will adopt an analytical approach to understanding the relationship between communication, language and literacy and learners with additional needs. 

Students will engage with the theories of language and communication acquisition and apply these to individuals of different ages, language, social and cultural backgrounds, and language and communication abilities.  Children with communication challenges will be highlighted, including those with ASD, language delays, hearing impairment, Acquired Brain Injuries and Mutism.  The role of teachers in supporting children’s language and communication skills through assessment and planning will be investigated. 

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