ISSUES IN EDUCATION A (P12)

EDU5ISA

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students engage with social issues and contexts relevant to schooling, teaching and education. A range of topics are covered in this subject which are situated across the broad field of contemporary discourses in education, supporting Indigenous learners, 21st century learning, and teachers as change agents. Topics may vary in line with shifts in areas that are currently the focus of contemporary educational and public interest.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRebecca Miles-Keogh

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects EDU4ISA

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsNew Questions for contemporary teachersRecommendedBurnett,B;Meadmore,D & Tait,G (2004)PEARSON PRENTICE HALL
ReadingsSociology of education: Possibilities and PracticesRecommendedAllen, J. (2005)THOMSON

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrated an understanding of contemporary issues in education

Activities:
Students will engage with this ILO through online learning modules, assessment and forum tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Examined the complex and evolving social contexts occurring in educational settings

Activities:
Students will engage with this ILO through face-to-face intensive workshops, online learning modules, forum tasks, and assessment task
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Developed a foundational understanding of equity in education

Activities:
Students will engage with this ILO through face-to-face intensive workshops, online learning modules, forum tasks, and assessment task
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Undertaken inquiry into contemporary discourses and social justice for education

Activities:
Students will engage with this ILO through online learning modules, forum tasks, and assessment task
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Demonstrated an understanding of strategies to support Indigenous students in classroom teaching

Activities:
Students will engage with this ILO through face-to-face intensive workshops, online learning modules, forum tasks, and assessment task
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2016, Week 22-35, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRebecca Miles-Keogh

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 22 - 22
Two 4.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two preliminary half-day sessions at the on-campus intensive."

Scheduled Online Class Week: 22 - 35
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend at night from week 22 to week 35 and delivered via online.
"4-6 hours per week of engagement with the online study materials, including synchronous, asynchronous and individual tasks as advised (directed online learning)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Contemporary discourse on educational issues = 2400 words40 01, 02
Narrated presentation (10 minutes) = 2400 words40 03, 04
Strategies for teaching Indigenous students (Intensive activity) = 1200 words20 02, 05

Albury-Wodonga, 2016, Week 24-35, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRebecca Miles-Keogh

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar
Two 4.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two preliminary half-day sessions at the on-campus intensive."

Scheduled Online Class
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend at night and delivered via online.
"4-6 hours per week of engagement with the online study materials, including synchronous, asynchronous and individual tasks as advised (directed online learning)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Contemporary discourse on educational issues = 2400 words40 01, 02
Narrated presentation (10 minutes) = 2400 words40 03, 04
Strategies for teaching Indigenous students (Intensive activity) = 1200 words20 02, 05