School and Community Partnerships to Improve Boys' and Girls' Outcomes

Course code EDUC6159Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course will explore theoretical and conceptual aspects of developing positive school and community partnerships and discuss the benefits of partnerships for the educational outcomes of boys and girls. The course will also examine the practical issues associated with establishing and maintaining good relationships between a school and its community, through case studies of best practice.

Available in 2014

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1. have explored the literature related to the benefits to students of community engagement and school-community partnerships.
2. have developed an understanding of processes and skills required to successfully build school-community partnerships.
3. have explored practical strategies and resources that could form the basis for partnerships between schools and communities.
4. have critically reflected on personal beliefs and professional responsibilities that impact on community engagement.
ContentThis course will be in four modules which will cover the following topics:

Module 1: The Social Context of Schooling
Module 2: The Place of Gender in Family, Community, and School Partnerships
Module 3: The Outcomes of Family, Community, and School Partnerships
Module 4: Models of Practice for Developing and Maintaining Family, Community, and School Partnerships
Replacing Course(s)EDUC 6013
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeThis course is for qualified teachers.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching MethodsIntegrated Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten Assignment 1: a written assignment examining theoretical perspectives and benefits of school-community partnerships (2000 words 30%)
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten Assignment 2: a written assignment examining the local context and issues related to school-community partnerships and a proposed action plan to develop school-community partnerships (3000 words 40%)
Other: (please specify)Blackboard postings and responses to questions and problems on topics to be determined by the Lecturer (30 %)
Contact HoursIntegrated Learning: for 26 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6159