EPT505 Inclusive Education Practicum (8)


This professional experience requires students to demonstrate, in practice, the skills, knowledge and attitudes developed in the inclusive education subjects covered to date. Supervision will provide affirmation ofstrength as well as opportunities for improvement in the student’s teaching context. The professionalexperience is 20 days or equivalent (or as specified by an educational provider). This professional experience is the capstone featurefor those students undertaking the teaching strand of the course and requires students to apply their learning in the context of an action research project.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EPT505
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Teacher Education

Assumed Knowledge

ESS440 and ESS422 and ESS423 and ESS426

Enrolment restrictions

Master of Inclusive Education or as determined by the course coordinator.
Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:

- meet the requirements of professional experience;

- identify the elements that constitute action research;

- provide a rationale for using action research in inclusive educational settings;

- define and apply  the steps involved in the action research process to a case study;

- determine valid methods for collection of baseline data relating to the chosen case study scenario;

- specify priorities and justify these in terms of the baseline data;

- write short term objectives in an appropriate format for inclusion in an Individual Education Plan (IEP);

- determine strategies and actions to be employed to achieve the IEP objectives;

- specify how to collect evidence regarding student progress towards IEP targets; and,

- reflect on results to date and propose an outline for the following cycle with the Action Research Framework.


The subject will cover the following topics:
The subject will cover the following topics:
- Teachers as researchers
- Action research processes and skills
- Action research in practice
- Integrating prior learning from across the course    

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Workplace Learning component. Please contact the subject coordinator for further information.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.