Teaching Students with Special Needs OpenCourseWare: University of Southern Queensland's Free Undergraduate Teaching Course

Published Feb 22, 2009

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Learn strategies for maintaining the behavior and attention of students with special needs through this free online course. 'Teaching Students With Special Needs,' an OpenCourseWare offered by the University of Southern Queensland, looks at current and emerging models of behavior management and explains how each is used in a teaching setting. This undergraduate course would be helpful to those pursuing an education degree.

Teaching Students With Special Needs: Course Specifics

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Teaching Students With Special Needs: Course Description

Educators expect good behavior from students so that teaching can take place in a focused environment. When that environment is disrupted, an effective form of discipline must be in place so that the teaching process can continue. This course, which is taught by Dr. Barry Fields, covers strategies for maintaining the behavior of students with special needs. Three models of behavior--management, leadership and non-directive--are explained. Emerging methods of discipline are also defined. Students are encouraged to develop and evaluate their own model of discipline and behavior management based on the methods described in the course.

This OpenCourseWare about teaching special-needs children offers readings and related resources free online. If you are interested in taking this course, visit the teaching students with special needs course page.

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