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.
February 2015 – December 2017
This research is supported under the Australian Research Council's Linkage Projects funding scheme (LP140100163, Building the numeracy and information and communication technology capability of students with intellectual disabilities), in partnership with the State of Victoria as represented by the Department of Education and Training.
- Professor Patrick Griffin, Chief Investigator
- Dr Kerry Woods, Chief Investigator
- Mark Tainsh, Partner Investigator, Department of Education and Training, Victoria
- Karen Underwood, Partner Investigator, Department of Education and Training, Victoria
- Nafisa Awwal, Research Fellow
- Bernadette Coles-Janess, Research Fellow
- Masa Pavlovic, Research Fellow
Research higher degree students
- Lindsey Gale, PhD in Education
The development and validation of a measure of movement competency supporting instruction of students with physical disabilities
- Toshiko Kamei, Master of Education
Development of a problem-solving measure for students with intellectual disabilities
- Jane Strickland, PhD in Education
Building the numeracy capability of students with intellectual disabilities
- Emily White, PhD in Education
Protocols for the teaching and assessment of the information and communication technology capability of students with intellectual disabilities