Topic 3: Countering racism

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An exploration of social justice, racism, privilege and power to support teachers in constructing inclusive curriculum and anti-racism pedagogies.

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Race: a social construct

Start Topic 3: An examination of the links between patterns of stereotyping, prejudice, privilege, power and powerlessness.
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Social justice education

Social justice education is concerned with achieving equitable and quality education for all students.
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Social justice campaigns

An outline of community-based strategies to address racism.
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Multicultural education

Multicultural education makes sure that all students have access to inclusive teaching and learning experiences.
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Readings: Topic 3

Suggested readings for Topic 3: Countering racism
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Explorations of race

Activity: Explore a range of Australian and international resources and media on race and racism.
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Equity and life outcomes

Activity: Consider the disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in education and life outcomes.
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Investigating prejudice

Activity: What does prejudice look like/feel like/sound like?
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Racism and the media

Activity: Choose a media story where race is the central issue in sport or other sections of the community.
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Social justice and society

Activity: An exploration of social justice and strategies for countering racism
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Whiteness and privilege

Activity: Explore notions of identity, whiteness, race and racism, and their impacts on learning and teaching.
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Anti-racism strategies

Activity: In groups choose a strategy that has been evaluated for its effectiveness in reducing prejudice and racism.
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Assessment: Countering racism

Assessment: Discuss the ways in which social justice, anti-racism and multicultural education have been conceptualised.
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Topic review

Review the concepts, activities and assessment tasks in Topic 3.
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