Interested in deepening your understanding of equity, diversity, social justice and inclusion beyond the rhetoric and drive positive change? Enrol now for a brand new microcredential with limited sponsored places for UTS academic and professional staff.
Starting May 2 – Practising Inclusion: Working and Teaching for Social Justice
This interactive, online, six-week-long microcredential will introduce you to the fundamentals of equity, human rights and social justice and their role in actively shaping a more inclusive higher education space.
You will learn to:
- explore the concept of inclusion and exclusion in higher education
- understand the experiences of historically marginalised groups
- consider how culture, diversity and identity impact on learning and social interaction
- examine the principles for inclusion and adapt them to own professional context
- create conditions for change that produce more just, inclusive and equitable spaces
- take action in your own work and life
There are six modules, two assessment tasks that relate to your personal life and professional practice, four synchronous sessions – and plenty of online interaction!
The teaching approach of this course is underpinned by critical pedagogy following Paulo Freire. It includes two phases: awareness raising and action for change. Modules 1-3 focus more on awareness raising; Modules 4-6 emphasise actions for change. The five teaching strategies that underpin this course are listed in the diagram below. These strategies are all interdependent and form a relational frame.
There are four online synchronous sessions:
- Week 1: Monday May 2 (11am-1pm)
- Week 2: Thursday May 12 (1-3pm)
- Week 4: Thursday May 26 (1-3pm)
- Week 6: Monday June 6 (1-3pm)
Enrolments are now open and the deadline is Wednesday 27th April.
To apply for a sponsored place for this microcredential, contact the UTS Open Customer Service Team at email@example.com. If you are enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, please enrol in the paired elective subject (not via the UTS Open link/page).
For more information, please contact the micro coordinator Associate Professor Franziska Trede Franziska.Trede@uts.edu.au