EDPF502 Cultural Perspectives in Teaching
Teacher education students require a sound understanding of significant cultural themes and issues in education and schooling in contemporary Australia. They also require a coherent understanding of global issues in society and culture that impinge on Australian educational experience and practice. The overarching aim of this unit is to assist TES to develop a critical awareness of the impact of intersecting cultural environments on schooling and education. Various social, historical, political, economic, philosophical and theological perspectives will be explored with particular emphasis on the impact of culture, cultural identity and linguistic background on the education of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Overview of education in Australian schools; Conceptualising schooling for 21st century society; Government role in education; The role of the teacher; Education in a pluralist society; Socio-economic factors in education; Impact of social trends on student identity and mental health; Impact of the media; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education; Integration of theory and practice.
Discussion forum, mandatory participation,
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