Developing Inclusive Learning and Teaching Practice

EDU60005 12.5 Credit Points Online

Duration

  • One Semester

Contact hours

  • 8 hours per week

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1

Dates:
1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

Results:
6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

Census:
31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21


Prerequisites

None
 
Available Semester 1 2020

Corequisites

None

Aims and objectives

Aim:
 

To challenge notions of diversity, the implications for teaching and enable participants to create inclusive learning environments.

Learning Objectives:

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.

Courses with unit

 
Offered Semester 1 2021
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.