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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Increases students' awareness, knowledge and experience in understanding the diverse learning needs in educational settings. Explores issues related to working and teaching in various contexts, including social justice, equity, rights and diversity of cultural, refugee and Indigenous perspectives in local, national and international contexts.

Unit content

Topic 1: Human rights, social justice and equity.
Topic 2: Snapshots of learner wellbeing
Topic 3: Measuring learner wellbeing.
Topic 4: Learner achievement and the influence of social, economic and cultural factors.
Topic 5: Inhibiting factors that impact on learner achievement and wellbeing.
Topic 6: Enabling programs that support learner achievement and wellbeing.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Evaluate local and global data related to diverse learners’ needs and the impact this has on their learning outcomes.Cultural competence
2Identify and analyse the factors that impact on the learning outcomes of children and young people.CreativityEthical practice
3Describe how the development of learner wellbeing influences a sense of belonging, and how social and cultural forces shape individual and group identities.Creativity

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Evaluate local and global data related to diverse learners’ needs and the impact this has on their learning outcomes.
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. Identify and analyse the factors that impact on the learning outcomes of children and young people.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  3. Describe how the development of learner wellbeing influences a sense of belonging, and how social and cultural forces shape individual and group identities.
    • GA2: Creativity

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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