EDU101 - Education, Knowledge and Society

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Brandi Fox
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class, 1 x 2-hour seminar across 9-weeks

Scheduled learning activities - online:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities

Content

This unit investigates how educational experiences may be understood in terms of formal and informal human activities and compares the different principles underpinning these educational experiences.

It considers the development of professional knowledge in Education and the development of a range of educational institutions that serve an educational purpose in modern society, including those institutions serving different stages of human development such as: early childhood Education, schooling, training, higher Education, and adult and community Education.

The unit considers key theories informing the sociology of Education and how these theories can be applied to analyse the relationship between the human activity of Education, the individual and society.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Discuss educational experiences in terms of formal and informal learning activities and draw on examples to compare the different principles underpinning these educational activities

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

ULO2

Describe the range and roles of different social institutions that serve an educational purpose in modern society, including early childhood Education, schooling, higher Education and training, adult and community Education institutions

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

ULO3

Discuss key theories about the sociology of Education, and apply these theories to analyse the relationship between Education and society with reference to one of the Education institutions

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Multimedia presentation 1600 words
or equivalent
40% Week 6
Assessment 2 - Analytic Essay 2400 words 60% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: EDU101 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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