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EDF4201 - Child development 4: children with additional educational needs

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Dr U Sharma (Singapore, off-shore) + TBA (Peninsula)


Peninsula First semester 2007 (Day)


Recent international trends in the education of children with special needs are to include them with their non-disabled counterparts in care and educational settings. In line with this trend, this unit will cover issues such as why inclusion is the best option and how we can successfully include students with a range of abilities in educational settings. The unit also examines the role of family in designing and implementing inclusive educational programs.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should have knowledge and understanding of:

  1. The specific needs of children with disabilities and their families.
  2. Rationale to teach students with all abilities in inclusive settings.
  3. The skills needed to function as a team member working in partnership with families and other professionals.
  4. The ability to plan, implement and evaluate educational programs for children with disabilities.
  5. An awareness of the impact a child with a disability may have on the family and educational setting.


Written assignment (1200-1500 words): 40%
Case study: (1000-1200 words): 30%
Class presentation: (Equivalent to 1000-1200 words): 30%

Contact hours

Equivalent to 2 hours per week