Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, which incorporates 15 days of teaching practice, students are introduced to the current and historical impact of elements associated with a philosophy of education,and thinking and research on education today. In exploring this theme students will consider such questions as differences between teaching and training, education and indoctrination. In addition students will be introduced to, and expected to further research a range of educational thinkers and philosophers who have made an impact on the schooling currently and historically. The current contexts of education are considered through exploration of curriculum statements and government policies in Victoria and nationally.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJoan Stewart

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU1PAL. Only available to students enrolled in one of the following degrees: EBTP - Bachelor of Teaching (Primary), EBTS - Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary), EBTOCE - Bachelor of Teaching (Outreach and Community Education), EBOCE - Bachelor of Outreach and Community Education.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoan Stewart

Class requirements

One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 20 - 22
One 15.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 20 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Practicum performance (as assessed by supervisor's reports)Hurdle requirement: in order to pass this subject, students must obtain a pass grade for the practicum component.30
one 900-word reflection on practicum placement20
portfolio of an evolving philosophy of education and two journal responses (2000-words equivalent)50