Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop a deeper understanding of the various historical, social, educational and economic developments which have formed the contexts for education in its current form. The subject is structured around the following themes: The Context of Schooling; Psychological Perspectives including Mental Health and Well Being; Becoming a Professional.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCaroline Walta

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClass Notes, Reading Lists, Prescribed web pagesPrescribedN/AN/A
ReadingsCurriculum: Action on ReflectionRecommendedSmith D.L. and Lovatt T.JSOCIAL SCIENCE PRESS, 2003
ReadingsSmart in the Middle GradesRecommendedTomlinson, C & Doubet, K.HAWKER BROWNLOW, 2007
ReadingsTeaching challenges and dilemmasRecommendedGroundwater-Smith et alTHOMSON, VIC 2003

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Shepparton, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCaroline Walta

Class requirements

Eight 4.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend and delivered via face-to-face.
"On-campus intensive classes"

Problem Based Learning
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on any day including weekend and delivered via blended.
"Directed online learning"


Assessment elementComments%
E-Portfolio presentation30
Philosophy of Education essay70