CONCEPTS OF COMMUNITIES

EDU1CC

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students are introduced to the theoretical concepts and underlying values relating to an increasingly diverse and changing society. This subject focuses on the intersection of community, society, and contemporary schooling practices, and positions students to more fully understand the roles of schooling and of educators within broader communities. Students will consider local and global issues and, in particular, the impacts of diversity, poverty and equity issues on children's schooling experiences. Through structured opportunities to initiate and engage in a community service-learning project, students are encouraged to identify their own underlying beliefs, explore their values and attitudes, and reflect upon these factors in relation to their roles as educators. They build on their knowledge of what is meant by an inclusive society, and begin to comprehend the many challenges and opportunities facing teachers and educators in their efforts to support all children to excel.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLauren Johnson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBook of ReadingsPrescribedPrepared by Dr Lauren JohnsonNA

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. Assessment tasks and the community service-learning component challenge students to critically consider their roles as educators and active community members.
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. Assessment tasks and the community service-learning component challenge students to critically consider their roles as educators and active community members.
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. Assessment tasks and the community service-learning component challenge students to critically consider their roles as educators and active community members.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Cultural Literacy)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLauren Johnson

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus twenty hours of Community Service-Learning undertaken in the same calendar year"

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Community Service-Learning Proposal (500 words)Group task15 02, 03
Community Service-Learning Report (2000 words)Group task Includes a 20 hour community service-learning component50 02, 03
Society, Community and Culture Essay (1400 words)Individual task35 01, 02, 03

Mildura, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeborah Neal

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning
One 1.0 hours problem based learning per week and delivered via online.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus twenty hours of Community Service per semester."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Community Service-Learning Proposal (500 words)Group task15 02, 03
Community Service-Learning Report (2000 words)Group task Includes a 20 hour community service-learning component50 02, 03
Society, Community and Culture Essay (1400 words)Individual task35 01, 02, 03