As educators we come across a range of diverse students, some of our students may need just that little bit of extra support to help them due to being differently abled.
This course covers how we can best support these students by developing an understanding of disabilities and learning, supporting students through strategies and responding to risky behaviour and uncharacteristic behaviours in students.
The course contains a series of lectures broken up into three parts and a series of knowledge quizzes throughout to assess your understanding and application in different contexts and, you will have access to a repository of articles surrounding education and supporting students with disabilities.
The course is structured as follows:
This course can be used as three hours of professional development for educators and is aimed at teacher aides, teachers, trainer/assessors, undergraduate (pre-service) teachers and anyone involved in the education sector.
Those participating in this course should have an understanding of the terminology used in the education sector and an intermediate understanding of education, pedagogical practices and teaching delivery.
If you want to be able to further assist the students in your class by bringing out the best in differently abled students, then this is the course for you. While you can conduct this course at your own pace, it should not take more than three hours to complete and at the end you will have the skills and knowledge to support students with a recognised disability achieve successful learning outcomes.
Differentiation, Mostons Spectrum of Teaching and Peer Learning
Working in the education sector for the last seven years, Nathan has worked as an assistant educator and teachers aide in the primary sector, outdoor education coordinator with Scouts Association of Queensland, Area Trainer for Red Rooster Foods Pty Ltd and a curriculum resource developer with Australia leading private RTO developing and delivering courses in business.
Nathan is qualified in secondary education (specializing in Health and Physical Education and, Film and Media Studies), Adult and Vocational Education, Outdoor Education, Counseling and Business.
Nathan looks toward doing his doctoral degree with a focus on delivering specialized curriculum's for learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders to improve social skills and leadership abilities.
Nathan has developed a series of learning lesson's in outdoor recreation with his peers in his third year of his degree which have been published by Pearsons Australia and published several educational papers which include:
-Coupling Students Dominant Learning Styles to Improve Academic Performance
-Using the Curriculum to Promote Safe Learning Environments for LGBTIQ Students
-Implicit Learning Classrooms
-The Equity Divide A disquisition on how a range of socio-cultural issues impact on the educational experiences and outcomes of students and schools.
-Dungeons and Dragons - Narrative Play
-From Policy to Practice: a Review of Select Policy and the Societal Factors of it's Implementation
-Inclusion Practices in the Australian Education Spectrum
Nathan is also working on two psychological theories which include:
- Spectrum of social cognitive development
- Superficial Social Conditioning Theory