ED4995 - Education Across Culturally Diverse Contexts
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Arts, Society & Education
Pre-service teachers will engage with the culturally diverse and complex local contexts
of schools and classrooms, in the context of regional, national and international
influences and issues on Australian educational outcomes and sustainable futures.
The subject attends to the cross curriculum priorities of the National Curriculum
and intercultural understandings for culturally responsive teaching and learning practice.
The subject is integrated and works to prepare for ED4460 Service Learning for Sustainable
Futures. The subject consolidates a range of learnings across the four year degree
requiring students to critically reflect on pedagogical and ethical practice, professional
experience, research, and policy to assure understanding of the APST standards 1,
2, 3, 6 and 7. Students will engage with the historical and contemporary issues touching
education including systemic disparity, inequity and wicked problems within Australia;
globalization and global sustainable development objectives; ethnic, racial and religious
diversity; gender and accessibility, acknowledging the shifting and dynamic changes
of contemporary debates. Students will apply critical, developmental and interpretivism
theoretical frameworks to critique and challenge given social constructions and normative
assumptions and take a reflexive stance on their own identity and agency as a graduate
teacher as a civic minded and futures oriented, teacher leader. The subject will take
a blended learning approach and focus on providing opportunities for students to practice
their knowledge application and refine teaching skills in a safe and supported environment.
PSTs will engage deeply with concepts of social justice and ethics to enact change
through wider professional experience in this capstone phase.
- apply critical knowledge and understanding of the role of education in addressing
contemporary social, economic, environmental and cultural issues, locally and globally;
- demonstrate professional communication skills to build productive and collaborative
relationships with colleagues and community partnerships;
- develop professional identities and ethical frameworks by analysing and reflecting
on narratives of practice in diverse contexts to identify continuing professional
learning needs and goals;
- evaluate school community contexts using theoretical frameworks and applied research
techniques with a focus on diverse community assets and attributes;
- apply knowledge of learners and differentiate learning within the framework of the
Australian Curriculum to respond successfully and ethically to diverse contexts.
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