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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to diversity and inclusion
    • Understanding diversity
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander: cultural awareness
    • Working with and in diverse communities
    • Sensory, physical and health needs I
    • Sensory, physical and health needs II
    • Cognitive needs I
    • Cognitive needs II
    • Social, Emotional and Behavioural needs
    • Social, Emotional and Behavioural needs II: assessment and documentation of behaviour; positive behaviour support
    • Creating and understanding Individual Educational Plans I
    • Creating and understanding Individual Educational Plans II
    • Review and Reflection
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • FAQs

At the completion of this subject 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.
  • Assignment 1 - Case Study (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Report (50%)

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 subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

The focus of this subject is on understanding about diversity within the context of a school environment. The subject 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 subject 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.

Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

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