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EXC440 - Teaching for Diversity

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

For students enrolled in D344 from 2005; D351 from 2007 and currently enrolled D347 students only.

Unit chair:C Charles
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Content

Teaching for diversity is a professional imperative and the responsibility of all teachers. The aim of this unit is to ensure that teacher education students develop understandings of and expertise in working with diverse student cohorts. It will develop their competency in designing appropriate pedagogies and curricula that attend to difference and will familiarise students with current policy initiatives and frameworks. Specifically, the unit develops students’ understandings of the complex and multiple ways in which cultural, class, gender and other differences are enacted in the secondary classroom. The unit focuses on independent research and exploration of the ethical responsibilities that educators have to teach for diversity, and how curriculum, pedagogies and assessment approaches can address diversity.

Assessment

Written response to key readings – 2000 words (50%)

Independent research project – 2000 words (50%)

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$615$2452$2612

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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