Cultural Contexts in Primary Education
Examine the social, cultural, linguistic, and economic forces which impact classrooms and learning outcomes. Investigate options that reduce the effects of inequalities through curriculum choices and pedagogical practices.
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- 26 Aug 2019
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- examine and evaluate current international and national education policy trends
- interpret and describe current cultural and social patterns in Australia
- develop a critical perspective of difference and diversity and their significance to education
- evaluate strategies that support inclusive student engagement and learning for children from diverse backgrounds, such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
- formulate an informed perspective on an educational issue.
- Schools, policy & reform
- Accountability & performativity
- Markets and school choice
- Competition & reforming school practices
- Reforming parents and inequality
- Understanding childhood & growing up
- Critical pedagogies for social justice
- Class & differentiating achievement
- Gender and sexuality
- Rethinking cultural diversity
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Web links
- Printable format materials
- Resources and Links
- Audio-Video streaming
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
You don't have to enrol in this subject if you have completed EDP310 Curriculum and Culture as they are considered equivalents.
No special requirements
This subject examines social, cultural, linguistic, and economic forces which impact on classroom practices and student learning outcomes. The subject requires analysis of the characteristics of classrooms and schools that reduce the effects of inequalities through curriculum choices and pedagogical practices. This subject emphasises the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers associated with student linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic diversity including consideration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in primary school classrooms.
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