Teaching for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

EDU10022 12.5 Credit Points per subject Hawthorn


  • One Semester

Contact hours

  • 24 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

Aims and objectives

This unit focuses on an equality approach to education and explores implications for teaching and learning. Historical perspectives on stereotypes and bias will be explored, helping to foster mutual respect in learning environments. Pre-service teachers will examine the role that teaching professionals have as advocates of social justice for young people, taking into consideration the political and legislative contexts. Pre-service teachers will consider the needs, backgrounds and cultural contexts of young people, and investigate suitable inclusive teaching practices. Pre-service teachers will consider how to create equitable learning environments that benefit the teaching and learning of all young people.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Identify and reflect upon historical bias and stereotypes through a social justice lens.
2. Analyse the range of additional needs that impact on children, adolescence and their families
3. Evaluate legislation, policies and teaching strategies that support participation and learning of students with disability
4. Compare and evaluate, teaching and pedagogical approaches for diversity, equity and inclusion.
5. Identify and explain strategies for differentiating teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities.