Pedagogies for Diversity - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP2 , SP3 , SP4
  • Assessment: Case Study (50%) , Report (50%)

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,200.00
International 2,450.00

The focus of this unit is on understanding about diversity within the context of a school environment. The unit will encompass literature and theory about student diversity and support and relate this knowledge to the classroom for students with diverse abilities, and cultural and social diversity. The unit includes differentiated teaching strategies to cater for diverse needs to maximise student learning outcomes. The importance of working with parents/carers and other professionals within ethical, legislative, administrative and organisational requirements will be highlighted.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. apply knowledge about diversity and diverse abilities to plan differentiated teaching to meet specific learning needs
  2. research and analyse information and strategies related to diverse groups
  3. create individual educational plans to meet the specific needs of learners
  4. justify teaching and learning strategies to engage learners from diverse cultural backgrounds inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  5. illustrate strategies to engage and collaborate with families/carers, paraprofessionals and professional colleagues to support diverse groups of students.
  • Case Study (50%)
  • Report (50%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to diversity and inclusion. Legislation and language. Ethics and equity. Working with families.
2Sociocultural understanding of diversity e.g. refugees, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
3Sensory, physical and health needs and related teaching and learning strategies
4Cognitive needs and related teaching and learning strategies
5Social, emotional and behavioural needs and related teaching and learning strategies
6Creating and understanding Individual Educational Plans

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This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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Required textbooks

  • Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement

    By:Hyde, Mervyn

    ISBN: 9780195522235


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

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