Higher Education Futures

Course code EDUC6450
Not available in 2015

Description

This course provides participants with both theoretical and practical insights into the historical, social, cultural and political contexts of higher education. In particular, the course will explore the role and significance of the university in the 21st century.

Availability

Not currently available.

Learning Outcomes

1. Situate contemporary higher education policy and practice in relation to historical developments

2. Examine the main theoretical frameworks underpinning contemporary higher education policy

3. Explore the role and significance of the university in the 21st century

4. Develop a vision for the future of higher education

Content

Indicative content will include:

  • Historical developments in higher education
  • Theoretical frameworks underpinning contemporary higher education policy
  • Conceptions of higher education (and its futures)
  • Role and significance of the contemporary university

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC6033. Students who have successfully completed EDUC6033 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC6450.

Assessment Items

Essay: Essay

Written Assignment: A personal vision for the university in the 21st century

Contact Hours

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks

Classes are usually scheduled in 2hrs per week, but may be compressed in workshop form, blended modes, or completed as equivalent online.