- One Semester
- 8 hours per week
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.
Available Semester 1 2022
Aims and objectives
This elective unit aims to integrate theory of diversity and inclusion with real life experience to enhance your ability to create inclusive learning environments and support all students.
This unit challenges your identity as a teacher and what has informed your teaching practice to date. It provides an opportunity to reflect on your own worldviews and unconscious biases and how these affect the choices you make in teaching, and to share with, and learn from, other participants as different perspectives emerge. This unit will then allow you to apply the learning from the other units in a new manner, rather than simply applying the theory from the other units without challenging the context, which has shaped your behaviour to date.
Practical activities and tools will be explored to increase your knowledge of resources, strategies and approaches for inclusive learning and teaching.
Through the analysis of different theories and paradigms you will be exposed to some of the personal, interpersonal and organisational challenges and opportunities in creating inclusive learning environments.
1. Articulate and critically analyse notions of diversity, inclusivity and discourses of difference.
2. Critically reflect on personal, interpersonal, professional and/or organisational approaches to working within an inclusive tertiary educational context.
3. Evaluate and apply concepts to the design of an inclusive learning and teaching environment that respects individual learners and diverse learning communities.
4. Interpret and apply understandings of diversity, interculturality, inclusivity to the exploration of key issues and challenges.