Power and Pedagogy

Course code EDUC6030
Not available in 2015

Description

Examines such topics as space and architecture, the organisation of time, documents and artefacts of schooling, school regulations and rituals, classroom practices, and the effects of power on both teachers and students. Students will have the opportunity to apply key concepts of the topic, such as techniques of power, the circulation of power, and power's productiveness, to their own work or educational contexts.

Availability

Not currently available.

Learning Outcomes

1. extend students' understanding of power, including the effects of power, as it operates in schools and other educational settings

2. challenge students to develop sophisticated yet systematic analyses of power's operation in their own educational contexts

3. provide students with conceptual and practical tools for altering current power relations in schooling

Content

Drawing on contemporary research and theories of schooling, this subject pays particular attention to the ways in which power is enacted on the "micro" level, in daily practices. Commencing from an analysis of similarities between schooling institutions and other institutions, the subject examines such topics as space and architecture, the organisation of time, documents and artefacts of schooling, school regulations and rituals, classroom practices, and the effects of power on both teachers and students. Students will have the opportunity to apply key concepts of the subject, such as techniques of power, the circulation of power, and power's productiveness, to their own work or educational contexts.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Analysis of power in educational institutions

Written Assignment: Analysis of artefacts and memories of schooling

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Contact Hours

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term