The future of education lies in the management of equity, diversity and social change issues both in schools and within the community. Gain the knowledge and expertise to turn your passion for social change into an ability to foster equity and leverage diversity in educational contexts.
You will build the capacity to critically engage with research to develop in-depth knowledge of experiences of exclusion and difference, and discover how to infuse equity into your professional practice. Focusing on how practices, across a range of educational settings, respond to social diversity, you will examine the barriers and the opportunities for achieving more equitable and inclusive education experiences.
Please note: this specialisation is available within the Master of Education, and is not a separate course. The regular Master of Education CRICOS code applies.
Whether you are based in a school or another educational setting, or you are seeking educational expertise, this specialisation will help you understand how equity and diversity connects with policy and practice to effect social change.
Upon completion you will be equipped to:
- Enhance policy and practice through critical analysis of contemporary research and theory
- Better understand social power and privilege, enabling you to develop professional practices through a lens of equity and diversity across educational contexts
- Lead social change within your educational community through better understanding the barriers and opportunities in equitable and diverse educational preparation.
Sample course plan (full-time)
Students with 100 points of advanced standing enter in year two.
Understanding Education in Context
Local Literacies in Global Contexts
Youth and Popular Culture
Ethics, Gender and the Family
Resilience and Relationships
The Student as Learner
Critical Thinking and Curriculum
Globalisation and Education Policy
Leading Educational Ideas
Education, Knowledge and Power
Leading Change for Student Wellbeing
Education Policy and Reform
Identity, Equity and Change
Diversity, Inclusion and Transitions
Research Methods in Education
Education Capstone Research Project
- Core subject
- Specialisation core