The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019
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.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Online

  • Semester 1 - 2019

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


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, mass schooling and reconciliation
  • The intersection of factors such as: socio-economic status, Indigeneity, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, space and place
  • Knowledge to address transformational education in diverse communities, classroom and early childhood sites.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Assignment 1 20%

Written Assignment: Written Assignment 2 50%

Presentation: Field Study Presentation 30%


Compulsory Requirements

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

General Course Requirements:

  • Field Study: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.
  • Field Study: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.
  • Field Study: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

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

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

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

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