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Diversity is so important to education. This unit is designed to consolidate your awareness, knowledge and experience in understanding (and meeting!) learners’ diverse needs in educational settings. In this unit, you will cover:

  • Human rights, social justice and equity
  • How well are our children faring?
  • Measuring student wellbeing
  • Student achievement and the influence of social, economic and cultural factors
  • Inhibiting factors that impact on learner achievement and wellbeing
  • Enabling programs that support learner achievement and wellbeing.

Explore issues related to working and teaching in various settings, including contemporary classrooms and social justice settings. Plus, broaden your understanding of cultural, refugee and Indigenous perspectives in local, national and international contexts.

Learning outcomes

  • Evaluate local and global data related to diverse learners’ needs and the impact this has on their learning outcomes
  • Identify and analyse the factors that impact on the learning outcomes of children and young people
  • Realise that the development of learner wellbeing influences a sense of belonging and that social and cultural forces shape individual and group identities.


You are assessed according to the following three components, each with its own weighted value against your overall result:

  • Discussion board: 5%
  • Critical review: 45%
  • Case study: 50%


You can study this unit as part of the Master of Education.   Please note, unit structure and content are subject to change. Contact your SCU Online student advisor on 1300 589 882 for more information based on your particular circumstances.