Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Liang Li


In this unit students will extend their understanding of theoretical perspectives relating to difference, and consider implications this has for themselves, learners and families within a variety of educational and institutional settings. They will develop understandings of, and professional skills in, engaging with diverse learners and families, irrespective of circumstances.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. continue to develop a professional language to identify and support their beliefs about social difference;
  2. develop, enact, and evaluate various pedagogical approaches to engaging with diversity;
  3. demonstrate confidence, sensitivity, professional skill in, and commitment to, engaging equitably with diverse learners and families;
  4. demonstrate skill in engaging with diverse learners and families that maximise learning opportunities for all learners, regardless of circumstances, and
  5. consider their own positioning in relation to diversity and how this impacts learners and families through reflexivity.


Assessment Task 1: Reflexive paper - part 1(2,000 word equivalent, 50%)
Assessment Task 2: Reflexive paper - part 2 (2,000 word equivalent, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Liang Li

Contact hours

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