University of Technology Sydney

028226 Beyond Culture: Diversity in Context

6cp; 4 x formal lectures plus online work, 9 x 2 tutorial sessions/workshops
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.




This subject is designed to develop students' understanding of the complexities of classrooms and workplaces through an exploration of diversity in different educational settings and how these contexts engage in effective teaching practices that optimise student learning. Students explore a range of theoretical perspectives that they can use to negotiate cultural differences and create productive learning environments and opportunities for a diverse range of students. Students investigate how theory informs practice and vice versa. The subject interrogates comparative definitions of terms such as culture, multiple identities, hybridity, belonging, value systems, multiculturalism, indigeneity, gender and disability. Students explore the intersections of these concepts/constructs in local and international contexts and the importance of ethical engagement of digital technologies to connect with the world around them. The major focus is on becoming culturally competent and what it means to work productively in diversity.

Typical availability

Autumn D session, City campus

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Access conditions

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