Learning Differences

Discover our ‘person first’ approach to problem solve issues associated with dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning difficulties

The suites of short courses serve as professional development opportunities for teachers across Australia and the world. They also provide tasters and pathways into Torrens Education graduate and master courses and they are designed to serve the wider education community in areas of need.

This is the first subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education (Learning Differences). You will subject explore the impact these challenges have on self-esteem and future learning aspirations. Further, practical examples of stereotyping, types of interventions and the genetic disposition of the learning challenges are discussed.

This subject develops students’ awareness and understanding by analysing the range of traits across each learning condition. Presenting in various ways and areas of learning development, the stigmatised learning challenges are often described from a deficit viewpoint. Students will be analyzing the history of such conditions and the evolution of interventions and support, in turn, continuing to evolve an attribute view of the traits of these conditions.

QUALIFICATION CODE
LDF402
CRICOS CODE
N/A

Key Study Outcomes:

About the School

This course is delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.

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Workload and Assessment

No. of timetabled hours per week:

It is expected that the subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

Typical assessment includes:

Assessments within the short courses in Education vary in submission outcome, including (but not limited to) practical assignments, research projects, presentations and reports.

Subject Information

The person first approach is used in this subject to introduce the problem solving skills required when supporting an individual with learning differences, including but not limited to dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and ADHD. This subject also explores the impact these challenges have on self-esteem and future learning aspirations. Further, examples of stereotyping, types of interventions and the genetic disposition of the learning challenges are discussed.

This subject develops students’ awareness and understanding by analysing the range of traits across each learning condition. Presenting in various ways and areas of learning development, the stigmatised learning challenges are often described from a deficit viewpoint. Students will be analysing the history of such conditions and the evolution of interventions and support, in turn, continuing to evolve an attribute view of the traits of these conditions.

 
 
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