please follow the two pdf files as they are the information that you will need
• Decide on the educational context of your assignment from one of the following: ! early childhood (Prep to Year 3)
! primary (Year 4 to Year 6)
! secondary (Year 7 to Year 12) or
! adult education/training.
State the educational context in the introduction to the essay. For a secondary context, the specific subject area (e.g. English, Maths, Science etc.)
• Choose a focus area of diversity from one of the following:
! English as a second language ! Disability
! Social emotional wellbeing
! Challenging behaviours
! Socio-economic circumstance
! Gifted & talented
! Autism spectrum disorder ! Learning difficulties
! Aboriginal or Torres Strait
! Identify and describe the learner characteristics associated with this diversity area and explain how these characteristics may impact classroom teaching and learning.
! Discuss teaching strategies appropriate for the identified diversity area and how these could be applied within an inclusive classroom environment – strategies need to be practical and realistic (i.e. can be implemented by the classroom teacher, within a classroom environment, and without additional financial or human resources). Additionally, discuss how teachers can engage with parents/carers to better understand student need, and support student learning.
! Summarise the obligations and or expectations of the chosen state and national documents, and describe how these influence teachers working within inclusive classroom environments.
! Consolidate the above points into a logical and cohesive essay using current and relevant academic literature to support all assertions, suggestions, and conclusions.
This assessment task must be submitted via StudyDesk by 11.55pm Wednesday, 8 June 2016 – no hard copies will be accepted. Refer to the Course Activity page on StudyDesk for further details. All assignments are to be submitted in MS Word Format (do NOT submit as pdf).
Assignment preparation and writing
Carefully read the assignment instructions and ensure that these are adhered to. Additionally, refer to the marking rubric for further clarification in assignment expectations. It is important that conventions of academic writing and a scholarly approach are utilised. Academic writing is structured, concise, formal and objective; writing is from a third person perspective (do not use first person language). Evidence and support through citation of current (i.e. where possible use literature published since 2006) and relevant academic literature for all points and arguments must be used to eliminate unsubstantiated opinion. Ambiguous language as well as metaphor, colloquial expressions, emotive language and unsubstantiated generalisations should be avoided.
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EDC2400 – Diversity & Pedagogy Assignment Two – Assessment Instructions
Essay and References Formatting
For ease of reading and marking, use either Arial or Times New Roman 11pt or 12pt font, 1.5 to 2 line spacing, left hand justified alignment, and 2 to 2.5cm margin on all four sides of document.
APA 6th Edition style should be used for all referencing (i.e. in-text citations and reference listing). Support for APA style can be accessed through the APA Toolkit within FYI Education Study & Research on StudyDesk as well as through the APA website.
A 10% +/- applies to the word count expectation; that is the final submitted document should be between 1800 and 2200 words, including in-text citations and quotations. The reference list is not included in the final word count.