edu5ced contemporary education




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Contemporary Education invites students to engage in a critical exploration of education in rapidly changing times. Students explore the broader socioeconomic and cultural contexts of education within local and global communities. This exploration contributes to the development of student capacity to observe, analyse and interpret the influence of emerging technological trends and new labour markets on the politics of education, policy making and social practices of teaching and learning.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEva Dakich

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

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Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and respond to the challenges facing education in the 21st century

Social, Economic and Cultural contexts of the Knowledge Society

02. Evaluate new and emerging modes of teaching and learning within the emerging knowledge society

Tech-trends and the changing landscape of learning in the 21st century

03. Evaluate socio-cultural and economic contexts specific to the 21st century context

Social, Economic and Cultural contexts of the Knowledge Society

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2015, Week 24-34, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEva Dakich

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
One 2.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via online.
"Plus directed online learning activities"


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Critical Analysis of a contemporary issue in secondary or post-compulsory education (2000 words)The analysis requires you to identify a significant challenge proceeding from the 21st century context and locate the emergent teaching and learning responses. The analysis ought to focus on material responses and critique the reasons for the challenge and the subsequent strategies. Undergraduate students assessment is 1500 words or equivalent.4001
Design a Project Plan for a project related to the issue under investigation in Task 1 (1000 words)The purpose of this task is to plan for a project that will facilitate change or result in innovative practices of learning and teaching. The plan should clearly identify the objectives, tasks, resources and expected outcomes. Undergraduate students assessment is 700 words or equivalent1502
Innovative Digital Project (3000 words equiv)This project integrates innovative teaching and new technologies, both of which will contribute to improved learning outcomes for students. You will select an issue in contemporary education which resonates with you; you will also select a Web 2.0 tool that best communicates your perspectives in ways which showcase innovative learning and teaching practices. Undergraduate students assessment is 2300 words o4503