- Social and cultural patterns in Australia: the context
- Difference and diversity: challenging cultural stereotypes and how we think about difference and diversity
- Educational experiences (1): the persistence of class
- Educational experiences (2): gender and sexualities
- Educational experiences (3): cultural diversity and Indigenous learners
- Strategies for success: reforming schools
- Strategies for success: reforming pedagogies and teacher knowledge
- Schooling, policy and governance: why is this important?
- Neoliberalism in education: overview
- Neoliberalism in education: choice, marketisation, competition
- Being a teacher in neoliberal times: overview
- Being a teacher in neoliberal times: what's the purpose of schooling?
- Review and Reflection
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Leacture capture
- Standard Media
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
- Audio-Video streaming
- Online Assessment
- Resources and Links
- Assignment 1 - Report (35%)
- Assignment 2 - Investigation (45%)
- Assignment 3 - Test (20%)
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
No special requirements
This subject examines the social, political, cultural, linguistic and economic shape of Australian society and the impact of these forces on education policy, classroom practices and student learning. Students examine the characteristics of education systems and learning settings that promote inclusivity, celebrate diversity and reduce the effects of disadvantage and inequality. The subject emphasises the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers associated with student diversity, including consideration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in early childhood settings and primary school classrooms.
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