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Unit description

Introduces diverse philosophies relevant to the meanings and purposes of education. The unit provides a space for students to discuss and debate big ideas about education and observe their implications and applications in practice. Students are encouraged to recognise and develop ways of knowing and being that help them to think and act critically, creatively and inclusively in diverse educational contexts.  

Unit content

Module 1: The history and purpose of education

Module 2:  Philosophies and theories of education (part one)

Module 3: Philosophies and theories of education (part two)

Module 4: Practices of education

Module 5: Challenges of education

Module 6: The practices of critical and creative educators

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate an understanding of foundational educational concepts, contexts and contemporary issues.
2demonstrate ability to identify and critique educational philosophies and theories
3demonstrate an ability to identify and analyse the philosophical foundations of educational practices
4demonstrate an ability to critically and ethically reflect on personal assumptions and beliefs about the nature and purpose of education

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of foundational educational concepts, contexts and contemporary issues.
  2. demonstrate ability to identify and critique educational philosophies and theories
  3. demonstrate an ability to identify and analyse the philosophical foundations of educational practices
  4. demonstrate an ability to critically and ethically reflect on personal assumptions and beliefs about the nature and purpose of education

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 2 hours (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio50%
Essay50%

Teaching method
Workshop 2 hours (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio50%
Essay50%

Teaching method
Workshop 2 hours (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio50%
Essay50%

Teaching method
Workshop 2 hours (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio50%
Essay50%
Notice

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