EDFD221 - Creating Inclusive, Safe and Supportive Schools

Prerequisites: Nil
Teaching Organisation: Nil

This unit focuses on a commitment to social justice applied to inclusive schooling and a teacher's duty of care. Within the context of such frameworks as the National Framework for Values Education and National Safe Schools Framework, the notion of teaching for social justice is applied to the fields of gifted students, students with higher support needs and a teacher's duty of care. The unit develops preservice teachers' knowledge and skills to meet relevant professional requirements, communication and interpersonal skills in working with students, parents and colleagues through a spirit of service and care of children within childhood settings, school classroom and community contexts. Reference is made to current reports such as the Commonwealth Parliamentary Reports on Disability Standards for Education 2005 and the 2001 Senate Report on Education of Gifted Children in relation to professional requirements.