General Capabilities Research

Building the numeracy, digital literacy, movement and problem solving capability of students with intellectual disabilities

The purpose of this project is to guide teachers' capacity to assess and monitor personalised learning programs in numeracy, digital literacy, movement and problem solving capability for students with intellectual disabilities. Profiling learning in this manner can help ensure that all students are given opportunities to reach their full potential.

This project strengthens a long-term research alliance and is designed to assist Australian schools to meet legislated requirements that all students, including those with intellectual disabilities, be given equitable opportunities to reach their full potential. The project extends previous research known as the SWANS project (Australian Research Council Linkage Project LP0775224) that profiled development in general capabilities of literacy, language, and personal and social capability. It builds on previous collaboration with experienced specialist teachers and the state government division responsible for the education of students with disabilities to develop a pool of researchers with expertise in this challenging area of education.