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Inclusive Education

249.220 Foundations and Implications of Early Onset Blindness or Low Vision15 credits
A study of the theory and foundations of blindness and low vision and its impact on development and learning.

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249.284 Introduction to Equity and Inclusion in Education15 credits
Students will examine and evaluate equity and inclusion in New Zealand education for children and young people with disabilities, including: historical and human rights developments; cultural implications; influential theoretical models; and the development of inclusive cultures and approaches to teaching and learning.

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DL

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249.285 Understanding Learners with Diverse Needs15 credits
An examination of teaching strategies, educational implications and learning needs associated with particular disabilities and impairments.

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DL

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249.287 Early Intervention15 credits
An investigation of current early intervention services and of the methods used in identification, assessment and teaching of young children with special needs.

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DL

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249.334 Creating Inclusive Classrooms15 credits
A study of children who have special needs, including learning disabilities, intellectual, sensory or physical handicaps, behavioural disorders or special abilities. Emphasis is placed on the translation of research findings and theory into practice.

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249.382 Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners15 credits
Teachers will analyse theory and research underlying a range of teaching approaches and assessment, and collect assessment data and develop a programme to meet one student's special needs.

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DL

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249.384 Consultation and Collaboration in Inclusive Education15 credits
An examination of methods and practices used in a consultative approach to assist learners with special needs in an inclusive educational environment.

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DL

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249.700 Braille Proficiency0 credits
In order to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching (Blind and Low Vision), evidence that the candidate has successfully completed the Trans-Tasman Braille Proficiency Examination (Unified English Braille) must be submitted.

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249.741 Assessment and Planning for Learners with Diverse Needs30 credits
A study of contemporary assessment and programming practices for students with special needs. The implications of theory and research for teaching practice will be stressed.

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249.742 Teaching Methods for Learners with Diverse Needs30 credits
A study of contemporary teaching approaches for different areas of special needs, with a particular emphasis on the implications of theory and research for teaching practice.

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B1

AL

249.744 Understanding Learners with Behaviour Difficulties30 credits
An advanced study of emotional and behavioural difficulties. Major topics include terminology, definition, classification, contributing causes, theoretical perspectives, behavioural characteristics, educational and ethical considerations, and remediation with a focus on the ecological perspective.

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249.745 Theory and Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorder30 credits
An advanced study of theoretical and research-based foundations of specialist teaching relating to understanding, recognising, assessing and providing for learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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B1

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249.746 Theory and Foundations of Blind and Low Vision Education30 credits
An advanced study of theoretical and research-based foundations for specialist teachers relating to the understanding of the development and learning needs of students who are blind or have low vision.

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B1

PN

249.749 Evidence-based Interprofessional Practice in Autism Spectrum Disorder30 credits
An examination of evidence-based practices in the education of learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder, including common professional practices of specialist teachers and other educational and health professionals involved in special and inclusive education.

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B1

PN

249.750 Practicum Autism Spectrum Disorder30 credits
A supervised practicum working with learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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B1

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249.751 Evidence-based Interprofessional Practice in Blind and Low Vision Education 30 credits
An examination of evidence-based practices for specialist teachers of learners who are blind or low vision, including common professional practices of specialist teachers and other educational and health professionals involved in special and inclusive education.

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B1

PN

249.752 Practicum in Blind and Low Vision Education30 credits
A supervised practicum working with learners who are blind or have low vision.

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B1

PN

249.753 Theory and Foundations of Learning and Behaviour Diversity30 credits
An advanced study of theoretical and research-based foundations of specialist teaching relating to understanding, recognising, assessing and providing for learners who have needs in the area of Learning and Behaviour.

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B1

PN

249.754 Evidence-based Interprofessional Practice in Learning and Behaviour Diversity 30 credits
An examination of evidence-based practices in the area of Learning and Behaviour, including common professional practices of specialist teachers and other educational and health professionals involved in special and inclusive education.

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B1

PN

249.755 Practicum in Learning and Behaviour Diversity30 credits
A supervised practicum in the area of Learning and Behaviour difficulties.

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B1

PN

249.760 Theory and Foundations of Complex Educational Needs30 credits
An advanced study of theoretical and research-based foundations of specialist teaching relating to understanding, recognising, assessing and providing for learners who have complex educational needs.

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B1

AL

249.761 Evidence-based Interprofessional Practice in Complex Educational Needs 30 credits
An examination of evidence-based practices for specialist teachers of learners who are have complex educational needs, including common professional practices of specialist teachers and other educational and health professionals involved in special and inclusive education.

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B1

AL

249.763 Practicum in Complex Educational Needs30 credits
A practicum to support the inclusion of learners with complex educational needs in education.

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B1

AL

249.770 Supervision and Mentoring in Specialist Teaching15 credits
This course critically examines advanced theory and practice in the area of mentoring and supervision in special and inclusive education. Students will engage in practical applications in their teaching and learning context.

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B1

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Teacher Education

249.771 Additional Areas of Specialist Teaching15 credits
An advanced study of theoretical and research-based foundations of specialist teaching relating to understanding, recognising, assessing and providing for learners who have needs in the areas of: Autism Spectrum Disorder; Blind and Low Vision; Complex Educational Needs; Gifted and Talented; and Learning and Behaviour.

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DL

AL

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