USQ LogoCourse specification
The current and official versions of the course specifications are available on the web at //
Please consult the web for updates that may occur during the year.

EDM5002 Diversity in Educational Contexts

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Student contribution band : National Priority - Teaching
ASCED code : 070100 - Teacher Education


Pre-requisite: EDM5000
Co-requisite: EDM5001


This course explores the diversity that educators encounter as part of their professional practice. It explores diversity in its many forms, expressed through culture, identity, language, ethnicity, socio-economic experience, religion, abilities and disabilities, gender and age. EDM5002 focusses on recognition of the identities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background students and relevant pedagogies to engage learners. It identifies the learning needs of individual children with special needs across the full range of abilities in the frame of an inclusive whole-school approach to education. Accessing relevant legislative, administrative, educational and organisational policy and processes is a tool used for understanding and implementing the complex demands of Diversity.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2016 Online