Teaching for Diversity

Course code EDUC6270Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course explores a range of perspectives from diverse social, ethnic, cultural and religious groups in Australia and encourages students to consider the implications of such diversity for educational policy and practice. The course will challenge popular views of multicultural education as the celebration of diversity and consider the role of education in yielding transformational change and combating the negative effects of stereotyping, discrimination and prejudice.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesThis course provides students with the opportunity to:
1. develop a critical understanding of key concepts related to diversity in education;
2. explore the educational implications of social, ethnic, cultural and religious diversity in schools;
3. critically evaluate the impacts of stereotyping, discrimination and prejudice in schools; and
4. apply their understanding of teaching for diversity in an educational context.
ContentThe following list indicates indicative course content:
* diversity in Australian schools
* transformative multicultural education
* multicultural policy and practice
* stereotyping, discrimination and prejudice
* social justice pedagogy
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNA
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment Item 1
Students are required to complete an online learning journal and analysis related to teaching for diversity.
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment Item 2
Students are required to apply their understanding of teaching for diversity to the context of a classroom, school or school system.
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term