Contexts for Learning and Development in a Diverse Society

Contexts for Learning and Development in a Diverse Society is a unit studied in our teaching degrees and is the perfect introduction to education. Throughout the unit, you’ll deepen your understanding of children and adolescents, and their development and learning.

Key information

Duration: 6 months
Start date: Professional Term 5
Course fee:
Mode: Online, so you can study it anywhere, anytime.

Unit information

This unit will begin to address critical questions about the influences on adolescent development and the role of schools in educating for a more just and equitable society.

This unit focuses on fundamental concepts and theories of learning and development, using a critical reflective approach.

It aims to deepen understanding of children and adolescents both as individuals and as participants in society. You will consider and critique a range of theories concerning the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development and will examine ideas and debates about the contexts of development with specific reference to family, early childhood settings, school, peers, and diverse cultural and social contexts, including developmental diversity.

The unit emphasises the importance of developing an informed, theoretical perspective; one that acknowledges different ways of knowing about and participating in society from diverse worldviews that reflect on issues of the common good, including Indigenous ways of knowing.

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