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EIE702 - Teaching and Learning in the Inclusive Classroom


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Ben Whitburn
Trimester 2: Ben Whitburn
Cohort rule:

Students enrolled in course E734 must have commenced after 2018



Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

4 x 2-hour seminars (recordings provided)

All students have access to extensive module material on the unit site, and assessment advisory information.


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


This unit provokes teachers to think about their role in working within a heterogeneous classroom—a classroom that is dependent on a fine-grained balance of nuanced knowledge and practice to support inclusive development. These include educational policies and obligations, learner needs, school and community-based services and programs, accessible technologies, and pedagogies of differentiation. The unit is designed to advance students’ understanding of learners’ needs while acknowledging relevant historical, cultural, political and social contexts pertaining to the design and delivery of curriculum and assessment that encompasses the strengths of every student. Through summative assessment tasks, teachers will conceptualise how the heterogeneous classroom functions to support inclusion in their professional context, before considering individualised planning, curriculum and assessment design, and collaborative practice. All teachers are expected to participate in a paired assignment to complete an aspect of the unit mark, upon which they will have opportunity to critically reflect to consider how collaboration shapes teacher practice.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Analyse the cultural, political and social contexts relevant to the design and delivery of curriculum and assessment to support the success of all learners through a variety of inclusive pedagogical approaches

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO5: Problem solving


Evaluate theories and practices grounded in the threshold concepts of education - curriculum, assessment and pedagogy

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking


Critically engage with inclusive philosophies of education and articulate a professional identity as an inclusive educator in the context of the complex demands of practice

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication


Critique, evaluate and apply curriculum and assessment that balances appropriate theories and practices to facilitate inclusive learning

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO5: Problem solving

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Trimester 1:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Integrated and Interactive Concept Map 2000 words 40% Week 4
Assessment 2 - Co-created Critical Review 2000 word equivalent 40% Week 10
Assessment 3 - Reflection 1000 word equivalent 20% Week 12

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link EIE702
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list.

Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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