Education for Diversity in Primary Education G (11344.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Education|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Education||Graduate Level|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesUpon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of a diverse range of student learning needs;
2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of effective and inclusive teaching strategies;
3. Apply skills of critical analysis to complex classroom situations; and
4. Demonstrate and apply professional knowledge of Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
Prerequisites11336 Curriculum and Assessment in Primary Education G AND 11340 Learning and Development in Primary Education G
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||On-Campus||Dr David Paterson|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr David Paterson|
Ashman, A. (Ed.) (2018). Education for Diversity and Inclusion (6th ed.) Melbourne, Vic.: Pearson Australia
Required texts are available from the UC supplier; The School Locker. Texts can be ordered using the link https://theschoollocker.com.au/universities/university-of-canberra or by visiting The School Locker Store situated inside the UCX Shop.
Readings and other stimulus material for this unit will be provided on CANVAS and are available through the UC library. Students are expected to utilise these and other resources when preparing for tutorials, online activities and planning assessment tasks.
For Unit readings and resources in the University of Canberra Library
Link to search page for Unit Readings (print materials)
Link to search page for eReserve (electronic materials)
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
All assessment items required to be submitted online must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item to the right submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant canvas site. If the unit convener and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible.
Special assessment requirements
A pass in the professional experience placement is required to pass this unit.
An aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass this unit.
Use of text matching software
Please note that the University takes student conduct very seriously. All documentation provided to University staff must be valid and the provision of fraudulent documentation carries with it potentially serious consequences, including suspension and/or exclusion from the University. Note that all allegations of student misconduct will be referred to the Associate Dean for Education (ADE) as a prescribed authority for investigation.
Indicative time required for this unit;
Workshops: 30 hours
Private study: 70 hours
Assessment tasks: 50 hours
Professional experience; 15 days
Attendance at all scheduled sessions in this unit is compulsory and absences could result in a fail. All absences need to be supported by appropriate documentation (e.g. medical certificate).
Successful engagement with all learning activities in this accredited Initial Teacher Education course is necessary to demonstrate that you have met the Graduate career stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL, 2011).
It is recognised that sometimes absence is unavoidable. If you are absent for more than two sessions, however, your engagement with the unit could be considered unsatisfactory.
Successful completion of the professional experience component is critical to success in the whole unit. Refer to assessment (5a) on the Canvas site for further details. Students must make themselves familiar with the processes and policies of professional experience.
Required IT skills
UC entry-level skills.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit incorporates a 15-day professional experience placement and therefore additional student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in section 6. Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Client /patient confidentiality must always be maintained, including for assessment items such as reports or essays. The professional nature of this unit also requires 100% participation at all learning activities (see section 3) for the successful completion of this unit (also see section 6c). If attendance requirements cannot be satisfied (e.g. timetable clash), it is recommended that you contact the Academic Programs Team to discuss re-scheduling this unit.
Further details will be provided in the first workshop.
Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP)
You are required to have a current Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) card in order to participate in this unit. Note that the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act only applies to the ACT. For students undertaking placements in other states or territories, it may be that an alternate Police Check or a Working with Children Check is required. Please refer to the professional experience section on the All Teacher Education Students (ATES) Canvas site for full information on the Professional Experience requirements.
Students can apply for a WWVP card from this link https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804/~/working-with-vulnerable-people-%28wwvp%29-registration
- Students who are in placement units or in school based units are required to complete an Acceptable Use of ICT Resources form in order to access ICT resources in ACT Education Directorate placement schools. A hardcopy of the form will be distributed and collected by your tutor early in each semester.
- Students are required to complete and submit a 'UC Student Placement/ Internship Agreement Form' before commencing Professional Experience. A link to this form is available on your canvas site.
- Please follow the following instructions to ensure your unit convenor remains informed of your progress in your negotiated placement.
- Fill in the professional experience placement planner in collaboration with your school mentor. (This can be found on the Professional Experience site). Indicate on the planner when your interim and final reports will be completed.
- Upload your planner, as a draft, to this UCLearn (Canvas) site using the dropbox
- If your proposed schedule for the completion of your interim and final reports changes, please upload a new planner with the new dates
Provision of information to the group
Information in this unit will be available on the CANVAS Site
Use of student email account
The University Email policy states that "students wishing to contact the University via email regarding administrative or academic matters need to send the email from the University account for identity verification purposes". Therefore all unit enquiries should be emailed using a student university email account. Students should contact email@example.com if they have any issues accessing their university email account.
In all cases of absence, sickness or personal problems it is the student's responsibility to ensure that the unit Convener is informed. The minimum participation requirement must be met in order to pass the unit (regardless of supporting documentation).
This unit introduces students to some of the theoretical positions underpinning education for diversity in contemporary primary classrooms. In particular, the concepts of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Response to Instruction (RTI) are explored as positive alternatives to deficit-focussed models of education.
This unit involves research-led education and learning. Active researchers deliver this unit who are able to engage students in deep and active learning and transmit to students their passion for the research they are carrying out.