ED2990 - Education for Cultural Diversity
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Arts, Society & Education
External offering available only to students enrolled in the BEd (ECE). Limited offering
available to RATEP students only [36110 Majors BED-RA4, BED-RA3].
Education for children from birth to age 18 is viewed through a lens of cultural diversity,
with a specific focus on 'race', gender, socio-economic status and location. We explore
systemic and structural inequalities within education and develop appropriate classroom
policies and practices which work towards possibilities for the future. In the context
of social justice and reconciliation, students will explore theoretical, practical,
and personal themes relating to the construction of identities, identity and resistance
to schooling; historical legacies and current issues; multicultural persons, classrooms
and societies and culturally inclusive classroom practices. The professional necessity
to understand and address educational inequity is highlighted by the education achievement
of Indigenous students which, on average is at significantly lower levels than that
of non-Indigenous students at every major educational milestone (NAPLAN, 2013). Given
the ongoing educational disadvantage experienced by Indigenous people within Australian
society (Department of Education, Science and Training, 2012), Indigenous education
will be a primary focus for the study of these themes. Students will use their understandings
of these themes to develop competencies needed to make decisions about learning in
classrooms and communities in culturally diverse societies.
- evaluate and develop classroom practices and strategies that respond to the needs
of diverse learners;
- analyse educational inequity;
- critically examine curriculum and policy interventions in Australian education and
internationally which foster social sustainability;
- critically reflect on cultural experiences and develop knowledge, understanding and
skills as a culturally responsive teacher and global citizen;
- demonstrate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at a Developed level and,
for B.Ed (ECE) students, relevant ACECQA standards.
|This subject is built on the assumption that you already have some knowledge of issues
of diversity and equity in education and that you are competent at managing the demands
of university study. It particularly builds on your learning in ED1401.
||6 credit points of level 1 ED subjects
Study Period 52
|Census Date 08-Aug-2019
||Ms Siti Amasha.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 24 hours lectures
- 13 hours tutorials
- assessment and self-directed study
||quiz (20%); collaborative wiki (40%); response to stimulus (40%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest