|Short Description:||Promoting Inclusive Practices|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||National Priority - Teaching|
|ASCED code :||070100 - Teacher Education|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Pre-requisite: ESP2200 or EDS2402
Enrolment is not permitted in ESI4100 if EDX3250 has been previously completed
Students enrolling in courses which do not follow the recommended enrolment pattern cannot be assured of a developmental learning experience or program completion within their preferred timeframe.
This course will focus on developing an awareness and understanding of learner diversity, and the knowledge, skills and attitude pre-service teachers will need to cater for this diversity within an inclusive learning environment. Exploration of current evidence-based approaches, including socially just and equitable practices, legislation, policies, and professional contexts that inform inclusive education will be studied along with their implications for teaching and learning. A key focus within the course is developing an understanding of the range of learner diversity and the implications of this diversity for planning, teaching, and assessing participation and learning. Inclusive pedagogy will be explored to help pre-service teachers develop their understanding and skills to implement effective teaching and learning strategies, managing challenging behaviours and promote positive outcomes for all learners. As part of course assessment a case study approach will be considered to support pre-service teachers in developing a `real life' understanding of classroom diversity. Assessment in this course will focus on knowing learners and how they learn; planning, and implementing effective teaching and learning; and creating and maintaining supportive and safe learning environments.