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M.Ed.Special and Inclusive Education (SIE): EDUSIE3- Content Specific Assessments and Methods in Inclusive Settings

Course Description

This course will provide students with a highly specialized knowledge of differentiated instruction and components of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in order to assist students with high incidence disabilities in the content areas of literacy, mathematics, and science. Students will learn how to problem-solve in order to plan, develop, and execute appropriate adaptations for students with special needs. This course will rely on prior experiences in the UAE for students to analyse and reflect on socio-cultural norms and relationships. Finally, this course will equip students with the knowledge base to explain, critique, and reflect on current research addressing differentiated instruction and components of the UDL to assist students with high incidence disabilities.

Articles

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Asaro-Saddler, K., Ellis-Robinson, T., & Eacker, H. (2019). Exploring the effects of a biopoem writing intervention on middle school students with autism spectrum disorder. Topics in Language Disorders, 39(2), 155-190.

Basham, J. D., Israel, M., Graden, J., Poth, R., & Winston, M. (2010). A comprehensive approach to rti: Embedding universal design for learning and technology. Learning Disability Quarterly, 33(4),243-255.

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Gilbert, J., & Kotelman, M. (2005). Five good reasons to use science notebooks. Science and Children, 43(3), 28–32.

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Hanuscin, D. L., & Park Rogers, M. A. (2008). Learning to observe and infer. Science and Children, 45(6), 56–57.

Hawthorn-Embree, M. L., Skinner, C. H., Parkhurst, J., O’Neil, M., & Conley, E. (2010). Assignment Choice: Do students choose briefer assignments or finishing what they started? School Psychology Quarterly, 25(3), 143-151.


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Marino, M. T., Gotch, C. M., Israel, M., Vasquez, E., Basham, J. D., & Becht, K. (2014). UDL in the middle school  science classroom:  Can  video  games  and  alternative  text  heighten  engagement  and learning for students with learning disabilities? Learning Disability Quarterly, 37(2), 87-99.

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Mislevy, R. J., Haertel, G., Cheng, B. H., Ructtinger, L., DeBarger, A., Murray, E., Rose, D., Gravel, J., Colker, A. M., Rutstein, D., & Vendlinski, T. (2013). A “conditional” sense of fairness in assessment. Educational Research & Evaluation, 19(2/3), 121-140.

Nepo, K. (2017). The use of technology to improve education. Child & Youth Care Forum, 46(2), 207- 221.

Ok, M. W., Rao, K., Bryant, B. R., McDougall, D. (2017). Universal design for learning in pre-k to grade 12 classrooms: A systematic review of research. Exceptionality, 25(2), 116-138.

Pearson, P. D., Hiebert, E. H., & Kamil, M. (2007). Vocabulary assessment: What we know and what we need to learn. Reading Research Quarterly, 42(2), 282–296.

Rasinski, T. V., & Hoffman, J. V. (2003). Theory and research into practice: Oral reading in the school literacy curriculum. Reading Research Quarterly, 38(4), 510–522.

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Van Zee, E. H., Iwasyk, M., Kurose, A., Simpson, D., & Wild, J. (2001). Student and teacher questioning during conversations about science. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 38(2), 159–190.

Vosniadou, S., Ioannides, C., Dimitrakopoulou, A., & Papademetriou, E. (2001). Designing learning environments to promote conceptual change in science. Learning and Instruction, 11, 381–419.

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