EEP306 Pedagogy in Diverse Classrooms (8)


The aim of this subject is to understand the issues that impact on children from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds and to develop a range of teaching strategies to teach these children. This subject will examine the way cultural diversity, expectations and values can be transferred to the classroom environment. Students will be encouraged to think sociologically, culturally, reflectively and pedagogically and develop an understanding of the interconnections between theory, research, teaching and learning. The way in which schooling and teaching can contribute to a more equitable and just society, is also a component of this subject.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
InternalAlbury-Wodonga Campus
InternalBathurst Campus
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EEP306
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Education

Assumed Knowledge

IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • demonstrate appropriate pedagogy to the learning needs of Indigenous students;
  • be able to recognise social issues that impact on the involvement of multicultural communities within school settings, and devise strategies that create positive pathways for partnerships to support children's learning;
  • recognise and respond to the cultural values and worldview of Indigenous students, families and communities;
  • demonstrate effective teaching strategies to meet the educational needs of children from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, particularly focussed on culturally appropriate pedagogies in all learning areas;
  • demonstrate an ability to develop, differentiate/modify, implement and evaluate programs, strategies and resources in relation to diverse/multicultural perspectives;


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • cultural identity and social justice;
  • understanding diversity and difference: Tensions and misconceptions;
  • how to teach issues of race & social cohesion;
  • socioeconomic status and its effects on education;
  • religion and migration: Changing teaching conditions;
  • current and emerging best practices and theoretical perspectives in diverse classrooms;
  • policies and strategies to teach and engage all learners & Understanding English as an Additional Language or Dialect learning progression;
  • curriculum implementation: Culturally responsive quality teaching/building partnerships;
  • developing diversity pedagogy in all teaching areas: local and global lens;
  • differentiation: developing and locating diverse resources - online and in the community;
  • reflexive learning in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.