Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will engage with some of the foundational "big ideas" around social justice required to understand and enact social change and sustainable futures. Through critical reflection and exploration, students will critically analyse historical circumstances and socio-economic theories related to social class, gender, 'race', sexuality, gender and disability. Utilising a praxis-oriented perspective, merging theory and practice, students will be required to develop advanced and integrated analysis of current policies and best practice that may inform their future work as researchers and practitioners.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDanielle Armour

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesWeekly readings; critical reading circles (online and during Intensive); Online discussions. Engagement with guest speakers in online forum and during intensives; Case studies (online and at intensives); Hypotheticals and provocations for discussion

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Students will critically analyse foundational socio-cultural theories related to education
02. Students will evaluate recent developments in one topic related to social justice
03. Students will apply social justice principals to solving a "real -world" problem

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, LTU Term 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDanielle Armour

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 10 - 16
Two 4.00 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.

Block ModeWeek: 10 - 16
Two 8.00 hours block mode per study period on weekends during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 11 - 16
Three 2.00 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekends during the day from week 11 to week 16 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 16
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Critical reflective journal - 2500 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1

Annotated bibliography - 1500 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO2

Presentation and paper: solving a 'real-world' problem through theory - 2500 word equivalence

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3