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|Cohort rule:||(For students enrolled in E455 prior to 2007; in D344 from 2005; in D389 from 2005; and currently enrolled D347 students only)|
|Unit chair:||A Allard (B)|
This unit extends knowledge of the individual learner, introduced in Education Studies units, in particular, 'Understanding the Learner'. 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:
There are two assessment tasks for this unit, each worth 50%
Task 1 - A written assignment that focuses on a selected area/category of 'difference' and makes links between current theories with regard to individual student learning and classroom practice. (2000 words).
Task 2 - Critical analysis of a unit of work that the student develops in their discipline area and which demonstrably incorporates curricula, pedagogical and assessment strategies to address the learning of a specific group within a mainstream context. (Equivalent to 2000 words).
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