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Early Education for Young Children with Disabilities - ECH451

In this unit students undertake study to develop a deep understanding of the role of the early childhood teacher in responding to diverse groups of children, with specific focus on education for young children who experience disability. The opportunity for shared learning is provided with a view to providing a sound basis for working with children, families and other professionals within inclusive early childhood and early intervention settings. Within the orientation of Disability Studies in Education, in this unit students have the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of disability, ableism, disablism and inclusive education. Contemporary approaches to early intervention and early childhood pedagogical adaptations are explored. Principles of universal design for learning are discussed and applied to key learning areas. Inclusive approaches to play, literacy, numeracy, the arts, science and technology and are addressed. The importance of collaboration for inclusion and the experiences and perspectives of families are considered. Finally, in working towards an affirmation model of disability, the perspectives and experiences of people who experience disability are explored with a view to the implications for inclusive early childhood practice.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (with on campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Kathy Cologon

ECH320 or ECH333 Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ECH441
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Educational Studies

Faculty of Human Sciences

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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