Fall 2019 - EDUC 426 D100

Teaching Children and Youth with Special Needs (4)

Class Number: 5804

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    HCC 1325, Vancouver

  • Prerequisites:

    Students may be required to successfully complete a Criminal Record Check. 60 units including EDUC 220 or PSYC 250, or EDUC 401/402 or Corequsite: EDUC 403.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An introduction to the field of special education including studies of the definitional criteria and characteristics of major categories of special need, and the distinctive instructional challenges associated with these categories. The course focuses on the special learning needs of school age students, both elementary and secondary school levels, and emphasizes both the analysis of issues and treatment needs across the array of special needs.

COURSE DETAILS:

No Criminal Record Check needed for this section of EDUC 426.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

  1. Describe the definitional criteria and characteristics of a variety of low-incidence exceptionalities.

  2. Demonstrate knowledge of instructional strategies that can support students with these exceptionalities.

  3. Critically reflect on one’s own attitudes and beliefs about including students with special needs in

    the classroom.

Grading

  • Engagement and participation 10%
  • Homework 20%
  • In-class group work 20%
  • Reflection paper 20%
  • Exam 30%

NOTES:

It is very important that you have the book before the 2nd week of classes, as we will be tackling two chapters that week.  The book can be purchased through the bookstore, or online through Amazon or Indigo.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

 

REQUIRED READING:

Special Education in Canada: 3rd Edition

Alan Edmunds and Gail Edmunds

Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199026654

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS