Schooling, Identity and Society

Course code EDUC2103
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

This course provides students with an introduction to the sociological study of education. Through investigating the relationship between society, social diversity, and contemporary education systems and care, the course prepares students to explore and understand equity issues in schooling and early childhood education, to reflect on education policy and their teaching practices, and the ways in which educators might contribute to a just society through the creation of socially and culturally inclusive educational environments.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC1004. Students who have successfully completed EDUC1004 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC2103.

Assessment Items

Presentation: Presentations: Oral Group Presentation

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Contact Hours

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Integrated learning may consist of online learning activities as advised by the Course Coordinator.

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks