Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Nathan Brubaker


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. Students 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
  5. consider their own positioning in relation to diversity and how this impacts learners and families through reflexivity.


Reflexive paper part 1 (2000 words equivalent, 50%)
Reflexive paper part 2 (2000 words equivalent, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 3 hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • 9 hours private study including readings, completion of set tasks and self-directed learning