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ED5981 - Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms and Communities

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Limited to students enrolled in the Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary)

The subject assures graduate student teachers' knowledge and skills in in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms and communities. It builds on their knowledge of literacy and intercultural literacy acquired in previous phases. The subject emphasises active and transformative pedagogies to assure culturally responsive dispositions, expert knowledge and skills in creating inclusive multicultural classrooms that foster intercultural understanding and provide appropriate pedagogical and assessment strategies. Through independent research, narrative inquiry and experiential learning, graduate teachers demonstrate their ability to draw on theories of culture, multicultural education frameworks, pedagogical strategies (specifically for addressing language diversity) to design and execute appropriately differentiated language learning plans that are culturally inclusive and promote social sustainability.

Learning Outcomes

  • advanced and integrated understanding of the role of culture, identity and language in learning and critical application of multicultural education frameworks especially as applicable to engaging learners and school communities with and through intercultural literacy;
  • assured capability knowledge and skills in assessing learners English language proficiency;
  • demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and problem solving in the development and application of culturally responsive teaching strategies and EAL/D pedagogies that considers whole school and systemic processes;
  • demonstrate the ability to identify research opportunities and plan, conduct and manage ethical research project that informs culturally responsive teaching and further professional development in the capstone experience;
  • demonstrate culturally responsive dispositions necessary to sensitively and constructively communicate with and engage culturally and linguistically diverse learners, colleagues, parents and community members.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Mastery level of the English language and pedagogies for teaching English Knowledge of Learners and Learning as established in ED5950 Teaching for Diversity as established in ED5960
Prerequisites: ED5951 AND ED5961

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Contact hours:
  • 18 hours tutorials
  • 18 hours - On-Line Learning
    Assessment: presentations (20%); written reflection (20%); research project (60%).

    External, Study Period 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Contact hours:
    • 18 hours tutorials
    • 18 hours - On-Line Learning
      Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
      Assessment: presentations (20%); written reflection (20%); research project (60%).

      Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
      Census Date 29-Aug-2019
      Contact hours:
      • 18 hours tutorials
      • 18 hours - On-Line Learning
        Assessment: presentations (20%); written reflection (20%); research project (60%).

        Note: 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 official information.