Pedagogies for Learner and Community Diversity
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- 28 Aug 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- engage in critical reflection and analysis of their understanding of learners across diverse contexts
- investigate and assess contemporary and contextually relevant approaches to learners and communities
- develop new perspectives on pedagogical approaches, resources and strategies for supporting learners and communities
- Understanding our diverse learners
- Working with learners across diverse contexts
- Centring our learners in pedagogy
- Social justice
- Trauma-informed practice
- Multiple perspectives
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No additional requirements
Students are invited to expand and enrich their understanding of learner-centred pedagogies in education. At a time when curriculum and pedagogy are becoming centred on policy objectives and accountability, this subject rebalances the focus. The subject focuses on situated knowledges and engages students in inquiry around who the learners are in terms of their identities, rights, needs, and contexts. The significance of context is addressed with a focus across diverse national and international contexts. Students will critically reflect on their existing perspectives about learner-centred pedagogies and will identify areas of focus relevant to their chosen context, which will guide students' learning throughout this subject. As students explore learner-centred pedagogies, students will also engage with place-based pedagogies, pedagogies of empathy and care, and pedagogies for social justice. Specific focus will be given to honouring diversity and exploring trauma-informed approaches in education.
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- Literature review of issues related to learners in diverse contexts (50%)
- Case study and analysis linkd to a specifeic context (50%)
Current study term: 27 Aug 23 to 26 Nov 23
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