EDFD340 - Diversity and Inclusive Education
Incompatible EDFD261 Inclusive Safe and Supportive Learning Environments, EDFD221 Creating Inclusive Safe & Supportive Schools, EDFX271 Creating Inclusive Safe and Supportive Environments
This unit focuses on a commitment to social justice and human rights applied to inclusive education, a teacher’s duty of care and responsibility in catering for all students. Within the context of relevant legislation, national frameworks, policy and curriculum documents, the notion of differentiated teaching for social justice, personal safety, and wellbeing is applied to develop individual and social capabilities. The unit takes a non-categorical inclusive approach to curriculum while focussing on meeting the diverse needs of children and young people particularly in the areas of additional learning and support needs, students with disabilities, gifted and talented and those for whom English is an additional language or dialect. The unit develops pre-service teachers’ knowledge and skills to meet relevant professional and ethical requirements, as well as their communication and interpersonal skills. There will be a focus on intercultural understandings and promoting respectful relationships, in working with children and young people, and collaborating with their parents/carers and colleagues.