Diversity and the Politics of Knowledge

30 points

Not offered 2024, offered in 2019, 2020

For further information see School of Educational Studies and Leadership


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.


Subject to approval of the Head of School