EDEM611-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

Diversity and the Politics of Knowledge

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2019
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 26 July 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 September 2019

This occurrence is not offered


This course explores the ways in which differing knowledges hold more status and exercise more power than others, at particular social and historical points in time. We critically engage with the ways in which dominant knowledges shape notions of learner difference and diversity, and how this can play a role in perpetuating the status quo. The institutional and societal implications of the ‘knowledges considered worth knowing’ about a range of diversities are considered. The course investigates agentive possibilities for engaging with difference and diversity within a range of diverse educational contexts.

Learning Outcomes

Critically analyse curriculum as a cultural framework in order to explore the question of what counts as knowledge.
Describe ways in which curriculum can be drawn on as a tool to reconstruct social justice for diverse learners.
Apply these ways of thinking in your educational practices in order to address diversity.


Subject to approval of the Head of School



Course Coordinator

For further information see School of Educational Studies and Leadership Head of Department


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Annoted Bibliography 20%
Thematic Research Project Proposal 30%
Research Project 50%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,847.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Educational Studies and Leadership.

All EDEM611 Occurrences

  • EDEM611-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019 - Not Offered
  • EDEM611-19S2 (D) Semester Two 2019 (Distance) - Not Offered