Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. articulate an educational vision for social justice
  2. assess and critique social justice issues in literacy and numeracy learning, teaching, and assessment
  3. develop strategies for engaging in social justice as an educator
  4. design programs for literacy and numeracy learning that emphasise and embody social justice.

In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

  • CUR-SED-DEG-2019
  • CUR-ECE-DEG-2019
  • CUR-BED-DEG-2019

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject is one of three in a suite of undergraduate Option subjects designed to prepare educators to enable Literacy and Numeracy learning in diverse populations. Completing three of these subjects will provide graduates with a specialisation in this area. This unit examines social justice issues in relation to children’s literacy and numeracy learning. Diversity will form a major focus and students will consider how to honour diversity in their literacy and numeracy pedagogies. The subject embraces an anti-bias approach where all children are treated respectfully, compassionately, and ethically. Students will contemplate and articulate their philosophy and vision of social justice, and will seek ways to engage inclusively and ethically in literacy and numeracy learning, teaching, and assessment.

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.

  • Essay (40%)
  • Case Study: Program & Rationale (60%)

Textbooks are not required.

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