BUILDING INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES OF LEARNERS

EDU5BCL

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is focused on contextual understanding of student diversity and the pedagogy of inclusion in contemporary Australian schools. Pre-service teachers# will build capacity to critically engage with current theoretical and policy discourses on diversity and access to education; design engaging, and innovative approaches to catering for the individual needs of all students; and work towards creating cohesive and productive communities of learners.   

The subject consists of six online modules and three interactive online webinars scaffolding assessment tasks 1 and 2.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKate O'Connor

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsInclusion in ActionRecommendedForeman, P. (2014)Cengage Learning Australia
ReadingsEducation for inclusion and diversityRecommendedAshman, A. (2014)Pearson Australia
ReadingsAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies in the classroom. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education: An Introduction for the Teaching ProfessionRecommendedPrice, K. (2013)TBA
ReadingsThe irregular school: Exclusion, schooling and inclusive educationRecommendedSlee, R. (2011)Taylor & Francis
ReadingsEngaging the disengaged: Inclusive approaches to teaching the least advantagedRecommendedMcKenna, T., Cacciattolo, M., & Vicars, M. (2013).Cambridge University Press.
ReadingsTeaching for diversity and social justice.RecommendedAdams, M., & Bell, L. A. (Eds.). (2016).Routledge
ReadingsCultural diversity and educationRecommendedBanks, J. A. (2015)Routledge
ReadingsResponding to diversity in schools: An inquiry-based approachRecommendedMiles, S., & Ainscow, M. (Eds.). (2010)Routledge.
ReadingsIntegration of the K-12 LGBTQI student population in school counselor education curricula: The current state of affairs.RecommendedLuke, M., Goodrich, K. M., & Scarborough, J. L. (2011).Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 5(2), 80-101.

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.

Activities:
A variety of blended mode learning activities.

02. Identify and critically reflect on the policies and legislative requirements which support diversity, inclusion and participation in formal schooling

Activities:
A variety of blended mode learning activities.

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.

Activities:
A variety of blended mode learning activities.

04. Create pedagogical designs for effective practices in contemporary Australian schools aiming to provide opportunities for all students to reach their full potential, as well as become active participants and contributors to cohesive communities of learners.

Activities:
A variety of blended mode learning activities.

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Week 06-24, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate O'Connor

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 07 - 09
One 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 07 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This is for Nexus students only. All nexus students are required to attend the Melbourne Campus for this intensive program"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 06 - 24
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 06 to week 24 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Concept map and essay (Approx 1000 words)20 01, 02, 04
A critical examination of an Indigenous Education Policy with a proposal for change (1500 words).30 02, 03
Diverse and Inclusive Classroom: Reflective Portfolio (2500 words)50 01, 03, 04

Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Week 09-21, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate O'Connor

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 09 - 09
One 1.5 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The intensive component of this subject will be delivered at the Bundoora campus only. Classes will be held on 25/2."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 21
One 4.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 09 - 09
One 5.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The intensive component of this subject will be delivered at the Bundoora campus only. Classes will be held on 25/2."

Lecture Week: 09 - 09
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The intensive component of this subject will be delivered at the Bundoora campus only. Classes will be held on 25/2."

Scheduled Online Class Week: 09 - 21
Six 1.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Concept map and essay (Approx 1000 words)20 01, 02, 04
A critical examination of an Indigenous Education Policy with a proposal for change (1500 words).30 02, 03
Diverse and Inclusive Classroom: Reflective Portfolio (2500 words)50 01, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2020, Week 06-24, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate O'Connor

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 07 - 09
One 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 07 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This is for Nexus students only. All nexus students are required to attend the Melbourne Campus for this intensive program"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 06 - 24
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 06 to week 24 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Concept map and essay (Approx 1000 words)20 01, 02, 04
A critical examination of an Indigenous Education Policy with a proposal for change (1500 words).30 02, 03
Diverse and Inclusive Classroom: Reflective Portfolio (2500 words)50 01, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2020, Week 09-21, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate O'Connor

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 09 - 09
One 1.5 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The intensive component of this subject will be delivered at the Bundoora campus only. Classes will be held on 25/2."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 21
One 4.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 09 - 09
One 5.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The intensive component of this subject will be delivered at the Bundoora campus only. Classes will be held on 25/2."

Lecture Week: 09 - 09
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The intensive component of this subject will be delivered at the Bundoora campus only. Classes will be held on 25/2."

Scheduled Online Class Week: 09 - 21
Six 1.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Concept map and essay (Approx 1000 words)20 01, 02, 04
A critical examination of an Indigenous Education Policy with a proposal for change (1500 words).30 02, 03
Diverse and Inclusive Classroom: Reflective Portfolio (2500 words)50 01, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2020, Week 06-24, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate O'Connor

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 07 - 09
One 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 07 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This is for Nexus students only. All nexus students are required to attend the Melbourne Campus for this intensive program"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 06 - 24
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 06 to week 24 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Concept map and essay (Approx 1000 words)20 01, 02, 04
A critical examination of an Indigenous Education Policy with a proposal for change (1500 words).30 02, 03
Diverse and Inclusive Classroom: Reflective Portfolio (2500 words)50 01, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2020, Week 09-21, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate O'Connor

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 09 - 09
One 1.5 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The intensive component of this subject will be delivered at the Bundoora campus only. Classes will be held on 25/2."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 21
One 4.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 09 - 09
One 5.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The intensive component of this subject will be delivered at the Bundoora campus only. Classes will be held on 25/2."

Lecture Week: 09 - 09
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The intensive component of this subject will be delivered at the Bundoora campus only. Classes will be held on 25/2."

Scheduled Online Class Week: 09 - 21
Six 1.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Concept map and essay (Approx 1000 words)20 01, 02, 04
A critical examination of an Indigenous Education Policy with a proposal for change (1500 words).30 02, 03
Diverse and Inclusive Classroom: Reflective Portfolio (2500 words)50 01, 03, 04