The Notion Of Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Essay

1220 Words Apr 11th, 2016 5 Pages
Assessment 1: Essay
The notion of diversity, equity and inclusion is well incorporated throughout all facets of the Australian Curriculum. It is important to recognise that this notion holds particular significance in teaching Humanities, and Health and Physical Education [HHPE], as it is in the key learning areas of HHPE that cultural and social awareness and fairness play vital roles in both the subject itself, and the method of its delivery. In teaching HHPE, it is necessary to be mindful both of the content being taught, along with the way it is taught, to ensure that cultural, social, academic, physical, religious and gender based assumptions are neutrally acknowledged and are given an open and unbiased platform for students to discuss and participate in.
Diversity, equity and inclusion in the Australian Curriculum is best demonstrated in its three dimensional design, a process whereby “every student [is entitled] to rigorous, relevant and engaging learning experiences across all areas of the curriculum and ensures that all students have the same opportunities and choices in their education” (ACARA, 2014). This ideal is pivotal particularly in the teaching of Humanities, as well as Health and Physical Education, as both subjects in particular are personally and immediately relevant to the individual students’ lives, addressing issues that are pertinent to the cultural, social, economic and physical world of which they are and will be participating in (Gilbert, 2014).…

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