Social Theory for Education
|Course code EDUC6272||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education|
This course explores a range of social theories that have been used in educational theory and empirical research to explain reproduction, transformation and change in education and schooling. The course will cover micro and macro sociological perspectives on social class, gender and ethnicity. It will provide an opportunity to critically apply social theory to some enduring problems, and potential solutions, to equity in education.
Not available in 2014
|Previously offered in 2011|
|Objectives||This course provides students with the opportunity to:|
1. develop a sophisticated understanding of key concepts and historical trends related to equity and social justice in education;
2. explore a range of social theories relating to issues of equity and social justice in education; and
3. critically evaluate and apply key concepts and social theories to educational issues.
|Content||The following list indicates indicative course content:|
1. Critical thinking for educators;
2. Key concepts in equity and social justice for education;
3. Historical and international trends in equity and social justice for education;
4. Key social theories and their application to educational issues; and
5. Reflecting on applying social theory to educational "problems".
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : Paper Based|
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
|Teaching Methods||Self Directed Learning|
|Contact Hours||Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|