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This unit is designed for students who wish to gain experience and skills to prepare them for teaching in rural locations within Tasmania, or remote locations in other Australian states or international locations, where schools may be small and classes comprised of several grade levels. The unit is taught in 3 modules: Cultural and social dimensions of teaching in rural and remote communities, including language challenges and cultural adaptability; strategies for working effectively with the community; and differentiating curriculum for multi-grade classrooms.

Summary 2021

Unit name Teaching in Rural and Remote Locations
Unit code EAL374
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Rebecca Gray

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and analyse practical and ethical issues related to a teachers work in socio-economically and culturally diverse communities, including remote indigenous communities.
  2. Discuss and evaluate key cultural features of community identity, including indigenous perspectives.
  3. Examine and apply a range of strategies to differentiate curriculum to meet the needs of a diverse range of students.
  4. Engage with the literature which informs the theoretical frameworks for leadership and learning in communities of inquiry and use multiple source types to evaluate different perspectives.



Teaching Pattern



Task 1: Quiz (5%)

Task 2: Weekly discussion group participation, 2400 words total (45%)

Task 3: Differentiated lesson planning, 2000 words total (50%)

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