Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Considers the nature of educational change and innovation and the conditions that facilitate it, with a particular focus on the role technology plays in relation to innovation and change. Students reflect critically on their own value, attitudes and beliefs about educational change and innovation and undertake an investigation of a case study in an area of personal or professional interest.

Unit content

The nature of educational change, including the influence of social, cultural, and political factors over time. Individual and collective values, attitudes and beliefs about change. Examples of trends and innovations. These would embrace case studies from a range of educational issues and areas of practice including (but not limited to):

  • The interpretation of grand narrative theories for the field of Education
  • Educational systems and structures
  • Traditions of educational focus, such as literacy, numeracy, multiliteracies etc.
  • Curriculum
  • Pedagogy and educational design
  • Student welfare
  • Student–teacher relationships
  • Physical learning environments
  • Technology

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

Teaching and assessment


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


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


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