The principal aim of this subject is to prepare teacher education students (TES) to appropriately and effectively teach Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, including those and others for whom English is an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D). In order to do this, the subject addresses a range of aspects of cultural diversity, multiculturalism, and their relationship to schooling in light of relevant state and national policies, and the premise of creating a more equitable and just society. This entails focussing on curriculum planning and pedagogical practice that considers and responds to histories, cultures, and languages, race, religion, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and differentiation of instruction to promote equity and excellence. An examination of the ways in which cultural diversity, expectations and values can be introduced and taught within the classroom environment is a specific focus. Attention is also given to the teaching of literacy and numeracy to Indigenous and EAL/D students.
School of Education
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
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