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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Intermediate

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Unit aim

Addresses issues related to working and teaching in a multicultural setting, including social justice, equity, rights and diversity of cultural and Indigenous perspectives. Students reflect critically on their own cultural awareness and competence, identify the social and educational needs of diverse communities, and consider how these can be addressed through inclusive service design and delivery.

Unit content

  • Social justice, equity, rights and responsibilities
  • Embracing and promoting cultural and Indigenous perspectives
  • Knowing yourself - cultural awareness and cultural competence
  • Recognising diversity and difference in your colleagues, clients and/or students
  • Strategies for changing your practice
  • Diversity in specific contexts: designing relevant and inclusive strategies and services

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 discuss issues of social justice, equity, rights and responsibilities and the benefits of embracing cultural and Indigenous perspectives in workplace settings
2 critically reflect on their own cultural awareness and cultural competence
3 analyse the needs of a diverse range of clients and/or students
4 design relevant and inclusive teaching and support strategies and services for their professional workplace setting.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss issues of social justice, equity, rights and responsibilities and the benefits of embracing cultural and Indigenous perspectives in workplace settings
    • GA2:
  2. critically reflect on their own cultural awareness and cultural competence
    • GA3:
  3. analyse the needs of a diverse range of clients and/or students
    • GA6:
  4. design relevant and inclusive teaching and support strategies and services for their professional workplace setting.
    • GA7: