This course develops pre-service teachers¿ (PSTs¿) understandings of the socio-cultural worlds that young people grow in and the impact of aspects like family, friends, community, media and culture on the ongoing development of identity. PSTs will examine the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development and characteristics of young people and how these may affect learning and will consider ways to place care and wellbeing at the centre of educator¿s work. They will examine, from a range of perspectives, the increasing role ICTs play in young peoples¿ lives. PSTs will pay particular attention to issues of discrimination, poverty and equity in relation to young people from indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds and those from LGBTI communities. PSTs will reflect on their own childhood/youth and use creativity to explore experiences and suggest approaches for fostering inclusivity, equity, safety and sensitivity in learning contexts. They will learn a range of strategies for actively supporting and including young people and their parents/carers in education.
For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link.
* excluding students enrolled in a Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work program. For accredited program and student contribution information please visit our CSP page.
Note: Due to the Job-ready Graduates Package new funding clusters and contribution amounts will take effect in the 2021 academic year. Grandfathering arrangements will be in place for students who would see an increase in their contribution amounts. Under these arrangements, students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2021 facing increased student contribution amounts for a unit, will instead have their student contribution and Australian Government contribution amounts remain as they were under the previous arrangements (with existing rates being indexed by CPI each year). If continuing students are enrolled in units that will see their student contribution amount lowered, their student contributions will be the lowered amount