ESS306 Programming, Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Settings (8)

In this subject, students will learn how to plan for and differentiate teaching and learning experiences for children in early childhood and school settings. Students will demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of legislative requirements and teaching strategies that support participation and learning of students with disabilities. Students will learn how to create an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) and/or an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and will develop appropriate goals. Students will learn how to create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments. Students will identify strategies to support inclusive student participation and engagement in classroom activities. Students will develop differentiated outcomes and lessons that incorporate evidence-based practices from the field. Students will be able to identify a range of community resources that can be accessed to support a child and their family.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Dubbo Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ESS306. 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

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed ESS201, ESS305 and ESS424.

Incompatible Subjects

ESS201, ESS305, ESS424

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to outline the legislative responsibilities and educational policies that support inclusion;
  • be able to describe strategies for collaboration with students, parents/caregivers and other professionals that encourage active family participation;
  • be able to create an Individual Family Service Plan or Create an Individual Education Plan;
  • be able to develop appropriate learning goals and explain how you will teach them;
  • be able to identify appropriate resources to support a child and/or their family;
  • be able to choose teaching strategies that are effective in meeting the learning needs of students with a diverse range of abilities; and
  • be able to differentiate lessons according to content, process, product and learning environment.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Disability legislation and policy (DDA, DSE, EYLF)
  • Knowledge of the range of needs
  • Curriculum and instructional adaptation for children with disabilities
  • Writing learner outcomes
  • Pedagogies of inclusion task analysis, explicit teaching, cooperative learning, collaborative practice
  • Differentiating instruction
  • Components of, and writing, an Individual Family Service Plan or an Individual Education Plan

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ESS306 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Creating an ifsp or iep
Inclusive lesson plans & forum participation

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.