Availabilities:

LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs HarbourSession 1,2Session 1,2
Gold CoastSession 1,2Session 1,2
LismoreSession 1,2Session 1,2
OnlineSession 1,2N/A

Unit aim

Stimulate students' thinking about key educational questions of why, what and how we educate, with a particular focus on critical thinking and reflection. Students will consider these questions as an introduction to some of the foundations of the applied discipline of education. The unit examines the ways historical, political and practical understandings of education apply in the Australian context in order to challenge preconceived notions of schooling and education. The unit content establishes a framework for students to build their own perspectives of the nature and purpose of education.

Unit content

Module 1: Studying education

  • Understanding education
  • Purpose of education
  • History of education
  • Politics of education
  • Theories of education

Module 2: Being an educator

  • Australian education
  • Immersion experience
  • Wellbeing and relationships
  • Recognition and participation
  • Thinking critically about education

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Session 2

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Report30%
Essay50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Report30%
Essay50%

Lismore

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Report30%
Essay50%

Online

Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Report30%
Essay50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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