Heightens an awareness of diverse learning environments. This unit aims to identify possibilities and challenges whilst encouraging an appreciation of the value of difference. This unit introduces students to a range of strategies to engage the learner and enhance student outcomes. The unit has a block practicum period.
Module One: Identifying difference 1.1 Orientation to the unit 1.2 Teachers make the difference 1.3 Identifying difference
Module Two: Responding to difference 2.1 What is differentiation? 2.2 Differentiation scaffolds 1 2.3 Differentiation scaffolds 2
Module Three: Defending difference 3.1 Assessment 3.2 Collecting evidence and making judgements 3.3 Recording and reporting evidence
Module Four: Differentiation in practice 4.1 Participation in 20 days of professional experience in school
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||identify and value the diverse backgrounds and histories of the students they teach (including NESB, Aboriginal and Special Education students)||Cultural competence|
|2||identify and use multiple frameworks for differentiating the curriculum within the primary classroom||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||use tools and strategies, within these frameworks to plan, implement and evaluate a variety of learning experiences||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||use tools and strategies which account for difference to assess student achievement||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||reflect critically on their current practice in order to articulate justifications for the choices they make as professionals.||Lifelong learning|
- Dempsey, I & Arthur-Kelly, M, 2007, Maximising learning outcomes in diverse classrooms, Thomson, Melbourne, Victoria. ISBN: 978 0 17 012979 4.
Teaching and assessment
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