Boys Education: Foundations for Successful Practice

Course code EDUC6012Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

The course will explore the current national and international information about educational and social outcomes for boys. Students will use this information to gather their own local data. The course will take a multi-disciplinary approach to analysing the current data based on research from a range of fields including a variety of perspectives on gender, learning and behaviour. It will review current policy and practice in educating boys in the light of current evidence pertaining to male identity.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. An understanding of the social and academic situations of boys in Australian schools.
2. An understanding of the current policy and practise in boys' education.
3. An opportunity to gather and analyse local data and develop local strategies for boys.
Content1. Discussion and review of theories and policies regarding boys' development and how these relate to teaching and learning practices in schools.
2. Current information on boys' academic achievement, health status and social situations, including discussion of differences relating to socio-economic status, ethnicity, Aboriginality, rural or urban geographical location.
3. Collation of local data pertaining to boys and preparation of strategy/policy documents.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 1: 45% (2000 words) Preparation of an annotated bibliography and a short essay
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 2: 55% (3000 words) A written assignment critiquing current practices around boys educational outcomes.
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term