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EDUC476 Diversity and Inclusion

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Strategies, valuing identity and diversity for engagement with priority learners, gifted and talented learners, and learners with special needs.

Tēnā koutou ākonga mā. Greetings students. Nau mai haere mai ki tēnei kaupapa: EDUC 476 Diversity and Inclusion. Welcome to the paper! EDUC 476 introduces you to a range of perspectives on diversity and inclusion as they relate to teaching and learning. Our hope is that this course will contribute to your personal and professional learning by encouraging you to critically reflect on your assumptions about students and their families/whānau, engage with theoretical perspectives concerning diversity and inclusion and connect these to classroom practice, and develop a personal philosophy and a range of strategies for enacting it in your teaching.

Paper title Diversity and Inclusion
Paper code EDUC476
Subject Education
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 26 November 2020)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,047.25
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $6,991.50

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Limited to
MTchgLn
Contact

gill.rutherford@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Paper Coordinator: Dr Gill Rutherford

Other staff: Yvonne Brouwer, Dr Rachel Martin

Paper Structure

Inclusion and diversity: theoretical perspectives and philosophies

  • Social justice/Human rights
  • Kaupapa Māori
  • Pasifika cultural competencies framework
  • Disability Studies
  • Childhood Studies
  • Transformative praxis
  • Ethics

Policy matters

  • Conventions, laws and policy documents relating to diverse learners (including UNCRC, UNCRPD, Education Act, Human Rights Act, NZ Disability Strategy, NZ Curriculum, Te Whāriki, He Mātauranga, Our Code, Our Standards)

Teaching responsively

  • Engaging with diverse identities, languages and cultures
  • Pedagogical frameworks and strategies (e.g., Tātaiako, Ka Hikitia, Te Kotahitanga - effective teaching profile, Tapasā: Cultural competencies framework for teachers of Pacific learners, inclusive pedagogies, Universal Design for Learning, restorative practice)
  • Building and sustaining relationships

    • Working ethically with learners, whānau, community and professional agencies
    • Working with support staff in education settings
    Teaching Arrangements
    Face-to-face delivery.
    Textbooks

    A list of course readings will be provided on eReserve

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes
    By the end of this paper, students will be able to:
    1. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the significance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to teaching and learning in Aotearoa.
    2. Reflexively address conceptions of difference, diversity, inclusion, and, social justice as they relate to education, teaching and learning.
    3. Critically evaluate the impact of policy on inclusive practice in education.
    4. Critically reflect on their role in fostering inclusive classroom communities.

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    Timetable

    1st Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 26 November 2020)

    Location
    Dunedin
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
    Blackboard

    Lecture

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend
    A1 Monday 09:00-10:50 28-29, 34, 47-48

    Strategies, valuing identity and diversity for engagement with priority learners, gifted and talented learners, and learners with special needs.

    Tēnā koutou ākonga mā. Greetings students. Nau mai haere mai ki tēnei kaupapa: EDUC 476 Diversity and Inclusion. Welcome to the paper! EDUC 476 introduces you to a range of perspectives on diversity and inclusion as they relate to teaching and learning. Our hope is that this course will contribute to your personal and professional learning by encouraging you to critically reflect on your assumptions about students and their families/whānau, engage with theoretical perspectives concerning diversity and inclusion and connect these to classroom practice, and develop a personal philosophy and a range of strategies for enacting it in your teaching.

    Paper title Diversity and Inclusion
    Paper code EDUC476
    Subject Education
    EFTS 0.25
    Points 30 points
    Teaching period 1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 3 December 2021)
    Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2021 have not yet been set
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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    Limited to
    MTchgLn
    Contact

    gill.rutherford@otago.ac.nz

    Teaching staff

    Paper Coordinator: Dr Gill Rutherford
    Other staff: Yvonne Brouwer
    Judy Layland

    Paper Structure

    Inclusion and diversity: theoretical perspectives and philosophies

    • Social justice/Human rights
    • Kaupapa Māori
    • Pasifika cultural competencies framework
    • Disability Studies
    • Transformative praxis
    • Ethics

    Policy matters

    • Conventions, laws and policy documents relating to diverse learners (including UNCRC, UNCRPD, Education Act, Human Rights Act, NZ Disability Strategy, NZ Curriculum, Te Whāriki, He Mātauranga, Our Code, Our Standards)

    Teaching responsively

    • Engaging with diverse identities, languages and cultures
    • Pedagogical frameworks and strategies (e.g., Tātaiako, Ka Hikitia, Te Kotahitanga - effective teaching profile, Tapasā: Cultural competencies framework for teachers of Pacific learners, inclusive pedagogies, Universal Design for Learning

    Building and sustaining relationships

    • Working ethically with learners, whānau, community and professional agencies
    • Working with support staff in education settings
    Teaching Arrangements

    This paper is taught via face-to-face delivery.

    Textbooks

    A list of course readings will be provided on eReserve

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to

    1. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the significance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to teaching and learning in Aotearoa
    2. Reflexively address conceptions of difference, diversity, inclusion, and, social justice as they relate to education, teaching and learning
    3. Critically evaluate the impact of policy on inclusive practice in education
    4. Critically reflect on their role in fostering inclusive classroom communities

    ^ Top of page

    Timetable

    1st Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 3 December 2021)

    Location
    Dunedin
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
    Blackboard

    Lecture

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend
    A1 Monday 09:00-10:50 28-32, 47-48