Diversity and Inclusion in Early Childhood

Course code EDUC3065Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

Students in this course analyse the ways in which gender, class, culture, ethnicity, 'race', religion, disability and family forms constitute diversity and diverse social relations in the early years. It also considers broader ecological factors, such as the media, technology and broader societal changes and their influences. The course will also examine particular anti-bias approaches to create multicultural spaces for young children where diversity is respected and celebrated.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1. Use particular theoretical perspectives to understand diversity.
2. Understand and analyse the ways in which gender, class, culture, ethnicity, poverty, 'race', religion, disability and family forms constitute diversity.
3. Understand issues related to diversity in early childhood.
4. Understand social relations in early childhood settings and the broader community as they are formed through diversity.
5. Understand the ecological factors' impact on young children and their education.
6. Understand and plan curriculum and pedagogy to create spaces for children with respect and celebration of diversity.
7. Understand and reflect on ones self in relation to issues of diversity.
Content1. Theoretical perspectives to understand diversity.
2. Divisions, structures and discourses that constitute diversity.
3. Issues and social relations related to diversity in early childhood settings and the broader community.
4. Ecological factors that influence young children and their education.
5. Particular anti-bias approaches, curriculum and pedagogy in early childhood.
6. Critical self-reflective practice.
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Email Discussion Group
Problem Based Learning
Lecture
Self Directed Learning
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsDimensions of diversity in Early Childhood.
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesExploring professional issues and diversity in Early Childhood
ReportsDeveloping anti-bias curriculum
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Tutorial: for 14 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentBachelor of Teaching (Primary)/Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC3065