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ED5986 - Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms and Communities

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band
Administered by: Arts & Creative Media

The subject assures graduate student teachers' (GSTs) knowledge and skills 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, GST 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

  • Demonstrate an 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;
  • Demonstrate an assured capability of 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 an 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:
Students will have prior knowledge of the field from ED5977

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Contact hours:
  • 18 hours tutorials - Web-based lectures and tutorials
  • 18 hours - Web-based supported learning
    Assessment: understanding and supporting an eal/d learner (50%); essays (30%); written reflection (20%).

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Contact hours:
    • 18 hours tutorials - Web-based lectures and tutorials
    • 18 hours - Web-based supported learning
      Assessment: understanding and supporting an eal/d learner (50%); essays (30%); written reflection (20%).

      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.