ESS426 Collaboration and Teamwork in the Inclusive School (8)

Collaborative decision-making resides at the core of effective inclusion models. In this subject participants learn effective practice in the processes of interpersonal, cross-disciplinary, and organisational collaboration and consultation. Practical application of skills in inclusive settings is required. It is assumed that teachers are required to collaborate with a variety of professionals and families.
Capacity is built in collaboration skills, collaborative problem solving, teamwork and evaluation of the collaborative process, all of which involve working with trans-disciplinary teams in the inclusive school.  Emphasis is placed on both collaborative process and the capacity of team members to build solutions using evidence-based practice at a whole-of-organisation level.

Subject availability
Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus
Session 3 (90)
Bathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Teacher Education
Incompatable Subjects
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to develop an understanding of the requirements of a collaborative culture and apply that understanding in the development of a readiness for collaboration scale;
  • be able to articulate features of attitudes, skills and dispositions for collaboration and apply them to the design of an assessment tool;
  • be able to analyse an authentic scenario in terms of the features of the collaborative problem solving model and process, the quality of the evidence-based solution in particular, readiness, attitudes, skills and dispositions;
  • be able to deploy their knowledge and understanding in a targeted professional capacity-building session in collaborative meeting process or personal collaboration skills;
  • be able to employ learning from the modules to provide feedback on a peer's organisational design;
  • be able to develop a rating scale for assessing collaborative team process and apply the scale to a video- based case of a team meeting. Students will use the experience to reflect upon and evaluate the items on their scale; and,
  • be able to apply the embedded design principle to position collaboration as a scalable feature of a whole school design.
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Readiness for Collaboration
  • Personal Collaboration Skills
  • Meeting Analysis
  • Capacity Building with Collaboration
  • Peer Feedback
  • Collaborative Team Process
  • Embedded Design of Collaboration
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.