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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- 31 Aug 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- 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.
- Neo-liberalism and its effects
- Accountability and performativity
- Markets and school choice
- Competition and reforming school practices
- Responsibilisation: reforming parents and communities
- Critical pedagogies for educational justice
- Unpacking childhood and growing up
- Poverty, class and achievement
- Gender, sexuality and binary thinking
- Religious and cultural diversity
- Indigenous educational justice
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
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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- Report (50%)
- Essay (50%)
Textbooks are not required.