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Unit of Study EDU30003 - Equity and Diversity in Education (2015)

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Unit Snapshot

  • Unit typeo

    UG Coursework Unit

  • Credit points

    12

  • AQF level

    7

  • Level of learning

    Advanced

  • Former School/College


Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

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.

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

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Explore facets of cultural identity in contemporary Australia and their historical antecedents
2 Critically examine the issues and national and state data relating to the experiences of students from diverse backgrounds in terms of access to, participation in, and success within the Australian education system
3 Critically examine factors related to culture, language, identity and history that impact on students’ learning and behaviour in educational settings
4 Investigate current national and state legislation and educational policies aimed at improving access, participation and success within the Australian education system
5 Develop the skills, attitudes and cultural competencies required of teachers to create inclusive and culturally safe learning environments
6 Design inclusive curriculum elements, develop teaching, learning and assessment strategies that promote high expectations and success for all learners
7 Identify networks, organisations and personnel both within schools and in the wider community for the support of students from diverse backgrounds and the teachers who teach them.

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

  1. Explore facets of cultural identity in contemporary Australia and their historical antecedents
    • GA1:
    • GA7:
  2. Critically examine the issues and national and state data relating to the experiences of students from diverse backgrounds in terms of access to, participation in, and success within the Australian education system
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  3. Critically examine factors related to culture, language, identity and history that impact on students’ learning and behaviour in educational settings
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  4. Investigate current national and state legislation and educational policies aimed at improving access, participation and success within the Australian education system
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  5. Develop the skills, attitudes and cultural competencies required of teachers to create inclusive and culturally safe learning environments
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  6. Design inclusive curriculum elements, develop teaching, learning and assessment strategies that promote high expectations and success for all learners
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  7. Identify networks, organisations and personnel both within schools and in the wider community for the support of students from diverse backgrounds and the teachers who teach them.
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
    • GA7: