Available in 2021
Course code

EDUC1103

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course will examine the interconnections between identity, schooling and society in primary and secondary schooling and early childhood education. The course prepares students to explore and understand historical and contemporary education systems and care, including elements of education curriculum, policy and practice both in Australia and globally. There will be a focus on the needs of students from economically, socially and culturally disadvantaged backgrounds, and the ways in which educators might contribute to a just society. Students will experience a Field Study component, as a way of further understanding sociological issues covered in the course as they play out in educational and community settings.


Availability2021 Course Timetables

Online

  • Semester 1 - 2021
  • Semester 2 - 2021

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2021

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2021

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC2103. Students who have successfully completed EDUC2103 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC1103.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Examine the interconnections between schooling, identity and society

2. Recognise the historical and contemporary impact of unequal access to education in Australia and globally

3. Explore the factors of social inclusion and exclusion in educational contexts

4. Identify factors that contribute to socially just pedagogical and curricular practices for diverse student populations

5. Describe experiences in a community or educational site, drawing on sociological understandings discussed in this course

6. Understand their role as an ethical educator


Content

  • Identity: Educational implications of the social construction of 'self' and the 'other'
  • Society: Sociological understanding of contemporary Australian society
  • Schooling: Past and present educational policy and practices, specifically addressing Indigenous education,┬ámass schooling and reconciliation
  • The intersection of factors such as: socio-economic status, Indigeneity, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality,┬áspace and place
  • Knowledge to address transformational education in diverse communities, classroom and early childhood sites.

Requisite

This course replaces EDUC2103. If you have successfully completed EDUC2103 you cannot enrol in this course.


Assessment items

Quiz: Online Quiz 1 20%

Written Assignment: Written Assignment 2 50%

Presentation: Field Study Presentation 30%

Quiz: Ethics Module 0%


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Field Study: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • Anaphylaxis Training - Students must complete approved anaphylaxis training.
  • Child Protection Awareness Training - Students must complete approved child protection awareness training.
  • Working with Children - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work.

Contact hours

Callaghan

Field Study

Face to Face Off Campus 6 hour(s) per Term Full Term

minimum of 2 hours, maximum of 6 hours in a community setting

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1

Ourimbah

Field Study

Face to Face Off Campus 6 hour(s) per Term Full Term

minimum of 2 hours, maximum of 6 hours in a community setting

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1

Online

Integrated Learning Session

Online 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.