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EDF2321 - Working with diverse learners

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Education

Leader(s): Dr M Blaise


Peninsula First semester 2009 (Day)


In this unit students will extend their understanding of theoretical perspectives relating to difference, and consider implications this has for themselves, learners and families within a variety of educational and institutional settings. They will develop understandings of, and professional skills in, engaging with diverse learners and families, irrespective of circumstances.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. continue to develop a professional language to identify and support their beliefs about social difference;
  2. develop, enact, and evaluate various pedagogical approaches to engaging with diversity;
  3. demonstrate confidence, sensitivity, professional skill in, and commitment to, engaging equitably with diverse learners and families;
  4. demonstrate skill in engaging with diverse learners and families that maximise learning opportunities for all learners, regardless of circumstances, and
  5. consider their own positioning in relation to diversity and how this impacts learners and families through reflexivity.


Assessment Task 1: Reflexive paper - part 1(2,000 word equivalent, 50%)
Assessment Task 2: Reflexive paper - part 2 (2,000 word equivalent, 50%)

Contact hours

3 contact hours per week, 9 hours private study including readings, completion of set tasks and self-directed learning.

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