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An investigation of the dimensions of learner diversity: material (class, locale), corporeal (age, race, sex and sexuality, and physical and mental characteristics) and symbolic (culture, language, gender, family, affinity and persona). Examines social-cultural theories of difference, as well as considering alternative responses to these differences in educational settings - ranging from broad, institutional responses to specific pedagogical responses within classes of students. The course also focuses on the application of learning technologies and new media to meet the needs of diverse populations of learners. Its main practical question is, how do we use educational technologies to create learning environments in which learning experiences can be customized and calibrated to meet the precise needs of particular learners? Topics include: universal design for learning, differentiated instruction systems, and adaptive and personalized learning environments....
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Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

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4 horas para completar

COURSE ORIENTATION + Learner Differences

This opening module gets participants started in the course, and introduces some key ideas about the social context of learner differences....
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7 videos (Total: 43 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
Course Introduction8m
Learner Identities10m
Human Movement9m
Nation Building and the Dynamics of Diversity7m
Productive Diversity5m
Meeting the Challenge of the New Xenophobia1m
Reading6 lecturas
Syllabus10m
Task Overview: How to Pass This Course10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Take this Course as a Stepping Stone for a University of Illinois Certificate, Masters, or Doctorate - Fully Online!10m
Updating Your Profile10m
Social Media10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Orientation Quiz12m

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6 horas para completar

Diversity in US Education and Differences in Theory

In this module, we examine some specifics of learner diversity in the US context, then some general concepts in a theory of learner differences....
Reading
16 videos (Total: 101 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video16 videos
Changing US Demographics2m
Challenges Moving Forward7m
Social and Educational Benefits of Diversity2m
Segregation: A Persisting Concern4m
Desegregation vs Intergration6m
Patterns of Desegregation9m
Processes of Resegregation5m
School Segregation and Educational Opportunities8m
Segregation, Teacher Quality, Test Results and Social Mobility6m
Introduction to the Issues of Learner Differences7m
Categorical Differences12m
Negotiating Categorical Differences6m
Differences in Practice: the Roma Example10m
Problems with the Categories of Difference5m
Lifeworld Differences3m
Reading1 lectura
Readings on differences teachers and learners encounter10m

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6 horas para completar

Should Education be a Right?

In this module, we focus on the US case, first with an historical analysis of the emergence of public education, then with a case study of Asian Americans....
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13 videos (Total: 113 min), 2 quizzes
Video13 videos
The School in Colonial Massachusetts4m
The School in Colonial North and South Carolina10m
Thomas Jefferson and Schools After the American Revolution15m
Benjamin Rush and Noah Webster on the Role of Schools in Society4m
First Federal Initiatives in Public Education4m
Chronology of Public Schooling in the US5m
Historical Exclusions to Citizenship7m
Arguing for Public Schooling and Social Equality9m
Framing Asian Americans11m
The Japanese-American Internment Experience9m
The Model Minority Myth9m
Supporting Academic Achievement10m

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5 horas para completar

Postcolonial Theory and Education + The Inclusive School

This final module in the course takes an international perspective on issues of social diversity and learning, then addresses the agenda of developing an inclusive education....
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8 videos (Total: 60 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video8 videos
Rethinking Center/Periphery7m
Postcolonial Aesthetics in Theory6m
Practices of Postcolonial Aesthetics (1)9m
Practices of Postcolonial Aesthetics (2)8m
Educational Implications of Postcolonialism4m
The Responsibilities of Educators6m
The Inclusive School12m
Reading1 lectura
Inclusive Education - Further resources10m

Instructores

Dr William Cope

Professor
Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, College of Education

Dr Mary Kalantzis

Professor
College of Education

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