Teaching for Diversity

10 Units

This course explores a range of perspectives from diverse social, ethnic, cultural and religious groups in Australia and encourages students to consider the implications of such diversity for educational policy and practice. The course will challenge popular views of multicultural education as the celebration of diversity and consider the role of education in yielding transformational change and combating the negative effects of stereotyping, discrimination and prejudice.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education

Not currently offered

Learning Outcomes

This course provides students with the opportunity to:

  1. develop a critical understanding of key concepts related to diversity in education;
  2. explore the educational implications of social, ethnic, cultural and religious diversity in schools;
  3. critically evaluate the impacts of stereotyping, discrimination and prejudice in schools; and
  4. apply their understanding of teaching for diversity in an educational context.

The following list indicates indicative course content:

  • diversity in Australian schools
  • transformative multicultural education
  • multicultural policy and practice
  • stereotyping, discrimination and prejudice
  • social justice pedagogy
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assessment Item 1 Students are required to complete an online learning journal and analysis related to teaching for diversity.
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assessment Item 2 Students are required to apply their understanding of teaching for diversity to the context of a classroom, school or school system.
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC6270
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