Schooling, Identity and Society

Course code EDUC2103Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course provides students with an introduction to the sociological study of education. Through investigating equity issues in schooling and early childhood education the relationships between identity, schooling and society emerge. The course prepares students to explore and understand historical and contemporary education systems and care, including elements of education policy and practice both in Australia and globally. There will be a focus on the needs of students from economically, socially and culturally disadvantaged backgrounds, and the ways in which educators might contribute to a just society.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to:

1. Understand the relationship between schooling, identity and society in a theory/practice nexus;
2. Recognise the historical impact of unequal access to education in spite of mass schooling.
3. Identify elements of educational policy and practice in the contemporary Australian and global contexts that contribute to inequalities of educational outcomes.
4. Research the factors of social inclusion and exclusion, focusing on the intersection of factors such as: socio-economic status, Indigeniety, race, ethnicity, gender and space and place.
5. Understand the mechanisms that contribute to socially just pedagogical and curricular practices for diverse student populations.
Content*Identity: Equity and the social construction of 'self' and 'the other'
*Schooling and society: The history of mass schooling and early childhood education in Australia.
*Contemporary educational policy and practices
*The intersection of factors such as: socio-economic status, Indigeniety, race, ethnicity, gender and space and place
*Applied knowledge to cater for social and cultural diversity in the classroom and early childhood sites.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Integrated Learning
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsResponse to theory (specific to specialisation) 2800 words
Presentations - GroupTheoretical applications 1200 words
Contact HoursIntegrated Learning: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC2103