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Undergraduate | UNE-EDUC303-2023

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy for EAL/D Students

Study method

100% online


100% online

Entry requirements

Part of a degree


16 weeks

Start dates

  • 27 Feb 2023
  • 26 June 2023

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About this subject

What you'll learn

Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate understanding of current multicultural, anti-racism and EAL/D education policies and programs with a focus on student safety and wellbeing (GTSD 2.4.1, 4.4.1, 7.2.1);
  2. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of learning theories, strategies for differentiating teaching to modify and use classroom resources, address the specifics of child and adolescent development and meet the learning needs of students across diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds (GTSD 1.1.1, 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 1.5.1);
  3. demonstrate understanding of culture, race and identity, the impact of cultural and linguistic factors on the performance of students in schools, and strategies for culturally relevant pedagogy to support inclusive student participation and engagement in classroom activities (GTSD 3.6.1, 4.1.1);
  4. demonstrate rationales and strategies for school-community partnerships and working effectively with parents/carers for the education of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (GTSD 3.7.1, 7.3.1, 7.4.1); and
  5. demonstrate understanding of ethical issues related to education in a culturally and linguistically diverse society (GTSD 7.1.1).
    • Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
  • Teaching for cultural diversity is becoming a prevalent and complex issue in Australian schools. Studying this subject will equip you with a combination of theoretical knowledge, skill development and research opportunities, and will help you to develop a solid understanding of the issues surrounding the education of culturally and linguistically diverse students.   You will apply your critical thinking skills to examine the impact of cultural assumptions and biases in teaching students for whom English is an additional language or dialect (EAL/D students). Additionally, you will investigate the rationale for current multicultural education, anti-racism, and EAL/D policies and related programs; and demonstrate strategies for culturally and linguistically inclusive teaching practice.

  • Assessment 1A: Autobiographical Essay: 300 words. Relates to GTSD: 1.1.1, 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 2.4.1, 4.1.1, 7.1.1, 7.2.1. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3, 5; Assessment 1B: Reflective Papers: 2000 words. Relates to GTSD: 1.1.1, 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 2.4.1, 4.1.1, 7.1.1, 7.2.1. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3, 5; Assessment 2: Essay. 1700 words. Relates to GTSD: 1.1.1, 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 2.4.1, 3.6.1, 3.7.1, 4.4.1, 7.1.1, 7.3.1, 7.4.1. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5.

    • Assessment 1A - Autobiographical Essay 300 words (5%)
    • Assessment 1B - Reflective Papers - 2000 words (50%)
    • Assessment 2 - Essay 1700 words (45%)
  • For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).

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Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • UNE-SPE-DEG-2023 - Bachelor of Special and Inclusive Education (Primary)


Candidature in the Bachelor of Special and Inclusive Education Primary. To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements:
  • Other requirements -

    Textbook requirements:

    Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.

    Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.

    Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees