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Learning Difficulties Specialisation


Provides an opportunity for motivated professionals to extend their knowledge and skills to provide research informed strategies and practices for students who experience difficulties with learning.




Mount Lawley


South West (Bunbury)



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Adapt specialised knowledge and skills making independent judgments to design, implement and evaluate innovative curriculum to suit the learning and teaching context for students with learning difficulties and optimise inclusivity for students.(8,9,14)
  2. Create and maintain an engaging, inclusive, safe learning environment that responds to barriers, promotes children's well-being, self regulation and progression in learning. (3)
  3. Demonstrate creativity and personal autonomy adapting assessment and reporting processes, then critically reflect on personal practice using accreditation standards to enhance professional practice. (9,10,14)
  4. Demonstrate specialised knowledge in the policies principles, ethics and legislative requirements for teaching students with Learning Difficulties. (1)
  5. Demonstrate specialised knowledge in the theories, pedagogical practices and strategies for students with Learning Difficulties. (1)
  6. Demonstrate specialised knowledge of the impact of culture, cultural identity and linguistic background of students from varying indigenous and cultural backgrounds. (1,15)
  7. Demonstrate specialised technical, trans literacy and creative skills to develop learning strategies for students with varied learning abilities. (5,11,14)
  8. Embed sustainable practices and highlight responsibilities for a sustainable future and our shared connections as global citizens. (13,16)
  9. Exercise critical thinking and judgment to identify complex issues within the teaching and learning cycle through which current practices are examined, outcomes reviewed and new ideas generated. (4,14)
  10. Research, analyse, evaluate and communicate the theoretical concepts and methods used for effective learning and teaching for students with learning difficulties. (6)
  11. Review, analyse and synthesise knowledge of the pedagogical practices for students with learning difficulties to create a philosophy that underpins effective teaching and learning. (2,3)
  12. Work collaboratively with colleagues to evaluate and improve teaching approaches as part of ongoing professional development. (12)


Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDU6373 ^Foundation Studies and Current Issues in Special Education15
EDU6584 ^Strategies for Learning Difficulties15
LAN6124 ^How Children Learn Literacy: Processes, Development, Difficulties15
MAE6103 ^How Children Learn Mathematics: Processes, Development, Difficulties15

^ Core Option

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