013403 Learning Futures: Teaching for Complexity and Diversity6cp; To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring D 2021 has been adjusted. Activities planned for campus in the first 3 weeks of session are being moved online. Activities for the remainder of the session (post-PEx) will be scheduled on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
This subject investigates the diverse and complex social, political and economic contexts in which contemporary schools, in particular secondary schools, operate. Teacher education students explore theories and debates surrounding the ways in which social, political, cultural and economic factors interact in the Australian context to shape the nature of our schools and classrooms, influence educational policy and impact educational outcomes. Students draw upon a critical-reflective, research-based approach to interrogate and understand the ways in which educational beliefs, practices and pedagogies are socially and historically constructed. Some of the following issues are examined: social theories and the process of socialisation in schools; forms of capital, poverty and disadvantage; globalisation; global understandings; gender; and multicultural education and the application of culturally responsive practices in schools.
Autumn session, City campus
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