Credit points: 15

Subject outline

We understand education as a way to change society for the better. Today, education takes place in many different forms and spaces. These can include formal spaces like schools, art galleries, museums, and workplace training, or informally through social media, activism and public discourse. Technology disrupts where and how education is delivered and experienced. Education is not always about sitting in rows facing the teacher. So how can education change things for the better? And does it always succeed? In this subject students will engage with theory, policy and practice discourses on access and inclusion in education. Students will investigate contemporary approaches to engaging with individual educational needs and aspirations of all young people in a diverse society. Students will understand how the institution of school is becoming a responsive community resource.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRebecca Miles-Keogh

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesA variety of blended mode learning activities

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Understand and critically engage with theories of diversity, inclusion and exclusion relevant to schooling and education and how these influences the creation of caring, purposeful and democratic societies.
02. Identify and critically reflect on the policies and legislative requirements which support diversity, inclusion and participation in formal schooling
03. Develop a critical perspective on pertinent issues impacting on the education and engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and youth and explore new pedagogies and models of education for fostering student success and participation of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander youth in the Australian Society.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, Semester 2, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRebecca Miles-Keogh

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 hour scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

A critical examination (1500 words) Students will select to critical examine an Inclusion or Diversity based Education policy or program with a proposal for change

N/AOther written examIndividualNo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Reflective Portfolio (2500 words) The portfolio focuses on Diverse and Inclusive Education based on weekly readings and class activities

N/APortfolioIndividualNo55 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3