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This course aims to engage participants to re-think their constructions of identity, difference and diversity, and social inequalities. By utisliing a host of theoretical approaches it aims to extend participants' understandings of differences related to race, gender, culture, poverty, disability, class, sexuality and the family to re-examine their philosophies, curriculum, pedagogy and practices in relation to these and for doing social justice education with children and their families for personal, institutional and social transformations.
|Faculty||Faculty of Education and Arts|
|School||School of Education|
Semester 2 - 2014
Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
This course provides students with the opportunity to: 1. engage with theories that offer understandings about and ways to work with difference; 2. critique theories, philosophy, pedagogy, curriculum and practices employed within the field of early childhood education; 3. challenge and re-consider aspects of early childhood environments and teaching materials; 4. resist stereotyping and discriminatory behaviour and to adopt a reflective practice; 5. engage in activism with young children and families and to build communities of practice with families; and 6. engage with ethics as a basis for social justice.
The following list indicates indicative course content: - Engagement with theoretical perspectives for social justice. - Gender, Aboriginality, culture, class, poverty, disability, race, sexuality and early childhood education. - Ethics and early childhood. - Local and global social relations and implications for early childhood. - Developing an activist practice for personal, institutional, community and social transformation.
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
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|Course Materials||None listed|
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6005|