New Learning, the Visual Narrative and Well-being

Course code EDUC4803Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course is designed to address the role of visual narratives as they inform identities and the paradox of globalisation. Areas of focus may include, but are not limited to, new learning, social, cultural and visual technological change and the impact on education; imaging and performative knowing; an exploration of identity as portraiture or visual narrative; the centrality of creativity and the visual in new learning, knowledge competencies, active citizenship, well-being and the civil society in the 21st century.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course students will be expected to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the theories that underpin the debates about new learning in a globalised world.

2.Develop discursive and reflective practices around issues of civil citizenship as they inform the emergent beginning teacher through personalised visual and written narratives of self as learner and citizen.

3. Employ creative visual strategies and skills to communicate self as learner and educator through visual narratives.
ContentThis course will address topics such as:

1. New learning and the paradox of globalisation.
2. Postmodernism, learning narratives and local and global cultures.
3. What are visual narratives and how do they work in contemporary society?
4. Techniques in Visual narratives.
5. Issues of subjectivity, creativity, well being and the role of the arts in developing unique identities and strong inclusive school cultures.
6. How to construct visual narratives as a body of work that communicates to an audience multiple perspectives on narratives of self as a new educator.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment - 2400 words

Two parts:
Documenting Process (30%)
Reflecting as Learner and Teacher (30%)
Other: (please specify)Perzines - 1600 word equivalence
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 16 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 8 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Integrated Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC4803