CONCEPTS OF COMMUNITIES

EDU1CC

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students are introduced to theoretical concepts and underlying values relating to an increasingly diverse and changing society. The focus is the nexus of community, society, and contemporary schooling practices, positioning students to more fully understand the role of schooling and of educators within broader communities. Students consider local and global issues, and the impacts of diversity, poverty, and equity issues on children's schooling experiences. Through initiating and engaging in a community service-learning project, students are encouraged to identify, explore and reflect on their underlying beliefs, values and attitudes, in relation to their roles as educators. They build on their knowledge of inclusion, and begin to comprehend the many challenges and opportunities educators face in their efforts to support all children to excel. This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation & Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation &  Entrepreneurship entails developing the ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas, taking calculated risks and creating change to achieve ambitions - now and in the future.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLauren Johnson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBook of ReadingsPrescribedPrepared by Lauren JohnsonVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and explain how socio-cultural concepts and change construct people's behaviour, attitudes and values, including your own.

Activities:
Students participate in a series of lectures and tutorials throughout the semester. The tutorials offer workshop activities focusing on the set readings asking students to reflect in groups, discuss and justify their position on a range of issues within a supportive environment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Cultural Literacy)

02. Identify, articulate and reflect upon the links between yourself as a future educator and community member, community organisations, the local community and society in general.

Activities:
Students participate in a series of lectures and tutorials throughout the semester. The tutorials offer workshop activities focusing on the set readings asking students to reflect in groups, discuss and justify their position on a range of issues within a supportive environment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Cultural Literacy)

03. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of participating in community initiatives, with a focus on networking, partnerships and resolution of complex social problems.

Activities:
Students participate in a series of lectures and tutorials throughout the semester. The tutorials offer workshop activities focusing on the set readings asking students to reflect in groups, discuss and justify their position on a range of issues within a supportive environment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Cultural Literacy)

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