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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Dr Penny Round



  • First semester 2016 (Day)


This unit prepares students to teach successfully in inclusive classrooms by learning about various ways the curriculum can be adapted to meet the learning and teaching needs of learners with diverse needs. Students learn about various teaching practices that could reduce the ability of learners with diverse needs to access the taught curriculum. They also learn about the key principles of adapting curriculum generally, but also at key transition periods, including when students move into primary school, from primary to secondary settings and from secondary settings to work. They gain skills in adapting text books, units of work and various learning tasks so that all learners can fully participate and benefit from school curriculum.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. identify the key principles of adapting curriculum for students with diverse needs
  2. recognise teaching practices that may exclude some students from participating in learning and teaching activities
  3. learn about ways curriculum can be adapted across different subject areas, student populations and at different stages of schooling
  4. work cooperatively with a range of stakeholders in adapting curriculum.


Class presentation (2000 words equivalent, 50%)
Lesson planning task (2000 words, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 2 contact hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements

  • 10 hours of independent study per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study