The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

EDUC2200

Units

10 units

Level

2000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course will overview the current research in the learning sciences and its implications for equity, learning and teaching. It will provide opportunities for students to explore new learning platforms, educational innovations, and alternative models of education in a variety of contexts, communities and settings, from the early years through to adulthood.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Online

  • Semester 1 - 2020
  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Critically evaluate current research in the learning sciences and its implications for equity, learning and teaching.

2. Describe alternative models of education from a variety of contexts, communities and settings.

3. Design innovative equity-based solutions for contemporary educational problems.

4. Present an alternative future-focused vision of education.


Content

  • Exploration of insights from the new learning sciences;
  • Current and future roles and function of schools in society;
  • The specific role of education in promoting well-being, critical thinking, adaptive reasoning, and creativity;
  • Cross-cultural and global differences in learning and teaching approaches;
  • Alternative models of education (Including: Montessori, Big Picture, Project-Based Learning, Arts-Based Inquiry, International Baccualeureatte, Phenomena Learning, Primary Ethics, Philosophy in Schools, etc.).

Requisite

For students who commenced in the program in 2016 onwards, enrolment in this course is dependent on successful completion of the teacher education admission milestone:

- Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or

- 80 units of UON courses or

- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways.


Assessment items

Online Learning Activity: Weekly online Discussion Board (or equivalent) - 30%

Written Assignment: Written Assignment - 25%

Presentation: Critical Reflection - 45%


Contact hours

Online

Field Study

Online 6 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Two half-day visits to two different sites preferred.

Lecture

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term