EDU80014 Teaching for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Unit code: EDU80014
Duration: 1 Teaching Period
Contact hours: Recommended 12 hours of study per week
This unit focusses on an equality approach to education and explores its implications for teaching and learning. Historical perspectives on stereotypes and bias will be explored, helping to foster mutual respect in learning environments. Pre-service teachers will become aware of the responsibility that teaching professionals have and how they can advocate for social justice for children and young people including political and legislative contexts. Pre-service teachers will gain an understanding of the variety of needs and backgrounds children and young people can present in the learning environment. They will become familiar with many additional needs and cultural variations children can present with and how to address them effectively in order to support inclusive practices. They will also recognise how to create equitable learning environments that benefit teaching and learning for children and young people.