EDG3000 Designing for Diversity
Pre-requisite: (EDG2000 and EDG2001) or (EDG2000 and EDS2401)
Students must be available for a prescribed period of time to undertake a placement in a school or other approved site as required in this course. State law in Queensland (Australia) requires that all adults working/undertaking professional experience/researching with children under the age of 18, in the state of Queensland are required to possess a current suitability card (Blue Card). (See "Other Requirements" for further information.) Also see: http://www.usq.edu.au/educational/profexp/bluecard
Building on the concepts and understandings in EDG2000 Design for Learning, this course will expand on the exploration of whole-site and individual-educator approaches to the establishment of inclusive learning environments. Awareness of how particular sites respond to particular features of their socio-cultural communities is explored through the lens of a social justice approach to meet the needs of diverse groups in contemporary education and community locations. Students will be required to demonstrate competence in constructing and implementing long term plans and associated assessment activities and procedures for the educational program in which they are involved. The skills, attitudes and behaviours that promote effective relationships and collaboration will be identified and practised. The course provides for 25 days of professional attachment to an identified school.