School Orgn & Structural Issues in Educating Boys

Course code EDUC6015Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

Examines current practices in schools. A variety of structural and organisational approaches will be considered including middle schools and single sex classes in a co-educational setting. School structures will be examined in the light of the types of relationships they encourage between males and females, between staff and students, within the staff, and between the school and the community. The link between school structures and teaching and learning will be examined.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. Examine a variety of current school organisational structures.
2. Examine the relationship between the school and the community.
3. Investigate whole school approaches to educating boys.
Content1. Current school organisational structures including middle schools, single sex classes, year level oganisation and timetabling in secondary schools.
A variety of case studies of school organisation from urban, rural, primary and secondary schools will be presented.

2. The relationship between the school and the community.
Students will investigate a range of school strategies to involve the community which may enhance the learning of boys, including programs that involve fathers and other community members in educating boys.

3. Whole school approaches to educating boys.
Students will be presented with a variety of approaches to enhance boys learning, and discuss necessary elements in an effective whole school strategy for boys.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledgenil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten Assignment 1 - Literature Review - 30 %
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten Assignment 2 - Designing a School Improvement Plan - 50 %
Other: (please specify)Blackboard Postings on topics determined by the Lecturer - 20 %
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term