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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester (Open Learning) 2010 (Open Learning)
Peninsula Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Assoc.Prof. Laura Brearley (Gippsland); Mrs Corine Rivalland (Peninsula)


In this unit students will explore a range of theoretical perspectives (i.e., critical theory, critical race theory, feminisms, indigenous knowledges, queer theory, etc.) relating to difference and diversity. Students will construct, examine, deconstruct and map their own social positionings in relation to their personal and professional experiences of difference and diversity. Through critical reflection and participatory practices students will work collaboratively in developing teaching, learning and assessment processes that recognize and support multiple discourses of difference.


  1. recognise and describe the influence of various discourses that affect their own social positioning, that of the educational profession and of the children and families served by schools;
  2. develop a theoretical language to identify and support their beliefs about difference and diversity;
  3. identify and analyse learning contexts that recognise, engage with and value difference;
  4. design learning tasks that recognise, engage with and value difference; and
  5. design a range of assessment tasks and instruments that recognise, enagage with and value difference.




Assessment task 1: A Creative Presentation (2,000 words or equivalent, 50%)
Assessment task 2: Group Classroom Planning Task (2,000 words or equivalent, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Assoc. Prof. Laura Brearley

Contact hours

3 contact hours per week, 9 hours private study including readings, completion of set tasks and self-directed learning.