Diversity characterises humanity. Difference in values, attitudes, culture, ethnicity, social practices, political beliefs, sexuality, religion etc., mean that people hold many different world views and make very different meanings of life conditions. Such diversity must be appreciated, respected and integrated into practice.

(Tesoriero, 2006, p. 127 as cited in Australian Learning and Teaching Council, 2010).


The principles of equality and diversity are, rightfully so, essential in today’s society. In order to ensure these principles are met, Clinical Educators have the responsibility of supporting students who have a wide array of learning needs. This section is aimed at assisting the Clinical Educator support the diverse learning needs of students.

Meeting Diverse Learning Needs Topics



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