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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Education

Unit aim

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:
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

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

  • Readings, (available on learning site)..

  • Readings, (available on learning site)..

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