Journal task

1. Journal task

The study book has all the questions and the answers and readings are all in the study book so please follow the study book these all all the journal questions which need to be answered and put into the assignment,
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Assessment results will be issued as grades. In order to achieve at least a unit pass grade ALL assessment tasks must be submitted.
Journal Task questions are located within the study materials, positioned adjacent to the reading you will need to refer to. They appear in the format of this dialog box. Submission guidelines are given under â??Assignment 1â?? in this Study Book.
NB: Journals are reflective in nature and references are not generally required in your responses. If you are referencing material, please do so at the point of referral, i.e.
â??The three goals of Principal Den Boer (Van Brummelen, H. 2014, Steppingstones to Curriculum: A Biblical Path, p.167)…â??
A bibliography is not required at the end of this task.
Journal 2.2
Read Provided Reading 2.2 and the following article by Linda Silverman, both of which provide some interesting insights in the identification and teaching of students who are gifted.
Used with permission. ©2011 Marjorie Sarnat & Jr Imagination
a. What kinds of abilities and aptitudes do you consider to be of importance? What indicators of â??giftednessâ?? will you most readily recognise in your students? Measured IQ? Emotional intelligence? Multiple Intelligence or abilities? Spiritual Maturity?
b. Do you see a problem with the terminology of â??giftednessâ??? Does it need some qualification to be helpful in the school context?
Journal 2.3
2.3.1 Write a one paragraph reflection describing your attitude toward acceleration.
2.3.2 Read the information regarding Instructional Management in the DET policy ‘Curriculum Differentiation’. Compare the examples of instructional management: individualisation with those for grouping. What do you consider to be the advantages and disadvantages of individualisation and grouping? Give two examples of advantages and two disadvantages for both individualisation and grouping.
Journal 3.1
Briefly explain what you believe is meant by inclusion, based on your reading so far. How might you justify inclusion from a Biblical perspective?
Journal 3.2
Using the website
Compare the educational strategies used in supporting students with a hearing impairment and a physical impairment
Journal 3.3
Foreman (2011) describes a number of ways that technology is being used to support the learning of students with diverse learning needs.
Reflect on your own experience of the use of technology for students with special learning needs. What are the advantages and disadvantages assocated with the use of assistive technology? Consider the perspectives of teacher, parent and student.
Journal 3.4
3.4.1 Consider one of the units in HSIE for a Stage 2 class e.g. â??Australia: youâ??re standing in itâ??. How would you adjust three teaching strategies in order to meet the specific needs of a student? You will need to specify the particular learning needs being considered e.g. a hearing impaired student.
3.4.2How would you incorporate these learning experiences into the total program for the whole class?
3.4.1 Consider one of the modules/topics under one of your teaching methods from the Life Skills Courses. Outline three learning experiences that would engage students with special learning needs.
3.4.2. In the relevant Stage 6 Life Skills syllabus scroll back from the Course Structure to the â??Individual transition-planning processâ?? or â??School planning for the implementation of Stage 6 Life Skills coursesâ?? section. Briefly outline what is needed and whether students enrolled in Life Skills courses have to complete all the modules or not.
Journal 4.1
Results from NAPLAN assessments are public domain. Some schools are suggesting to parents that they keep their children with disabilities at home while other students undertake the NAPLAN assessments. The philosophy behind this move is two-fold : it has been suggested that the nature of the assessments make them irrelevant to some children with disabilities, and, the inclusion of students with disabilities can decrease the school average, which then appears on the Myschool website.
In your opinion, should students with disabilities complete NAPLAN assessments ? If so, under what conditions is it possible to make this a fair assessment of knowledge and skills. Justify your opinion.
Journal 4.2
4.2.1 Evaluate one of the literacy programs listed on page 346-347. Write a brief description of the program including any research based evidence to support it.
4.2.2 Briefly review a literacy support program that you have observed or heard about in schools.
Journal 4.3
The National Inquiry into the Teaching of Literacy recommended that:
â??The conditions for teacher registration of graduates from all primary and secondary teacher education programs include a demonstrated command of personal literacy skills necessary for effective teaching, and a demonstrated ability to teach literacy within the framework of their employment/teaching program.â?? (DEST 2005, p.21)
4.3.1 Evaluate your own attitudes towards literacy. Is there an area of literacy, e.g. spelling, that you find more difficult than other areas?
4.3.2 Briefly discuss the relevance of an understanding of literacy instruction within your own area of teaching? How important is it for Secondary teachers to have an understanding of literacy development?
4.3.3 Describe how you would use one of the strategies mentioned in the Foreman (2011) reading within your own
Journal 4.4
Reflect on your understanding of the purpose and parameters that need to be in place for assessment to be authentic and fair, particularly with regard to students with diverse abilities. Provide an example of how assessment tasks can be differentiated and still be â??fairâ??.
Journal 4.5
4.5.1 What are each authorâ??s criteria for judging an intervention as controversial?
4.5.2 How should you respond as a classroom teacher when a parent tells you they are paying large amounts of money for a medical or educational therapy you know is seen as controversial?
4.5.3 Even when an intervention has a solid research base, it may not be effective for all students. How can a teacher test the effectiveness of an intervention for a particular child?
Journal 5.1
5.1.1 Why is it important to focus on positive replacement behaviours, rather than mainly on reducing inappropriate behaviour?
5.1.2 For the three key areas of social inclusion mentioned in this reading, work habits, coping skills and peer relationships, suggest one inappropriate behaviour and a positive replacement behaviour.
(Adapted from Foreman, 2011)
Journal 5.2
View Dr Bill Rogers:
and Creighton University chart:
Write a brief explanation of each of the following strategies including a classroom situation where they might be useful in the management of inappropriate behaviour:
a) Tactical ignoring
b) Signal and proximity interference
c) Reinforcement and rewards
d) Time out/cooling off
e) Behavioural contracts
Journal 5.3
Discuss the following questions:
5.3.1 How important do you think it is for students to be able to self-regulate and self-manage their own behaviour?
5.3.2 Do you think students with special educational needs, particularly those with severe behaviour disorders, such as oppositional defiance disorder, are capable of self-managing their own behaviour? Justify your answer.
5.3.3 While not disruptive to the classroom environment, ‘learned helplessness’ can be a barrier to learning for many students with diverse abilities. In what contexts might ‘learned helplessness’ develop? What strategies might be useful in modifying this behaviour?
Journal 5.4
Why has the teaching of social skills changed from being not just a parental role but also a school role? Why are individual social skills training programs viewed with some scepticism? What are some other strategies that can be used to promote positive relationships?
The study book has all the questions and the answers and readings are all in the study book so please follow the study book these all all the journal questions which need to be answered and put into the assignment,

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