Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


The course will explore the current national and international information about educational and social outcomes for boys. Students will use this information to gather their own local data. The course will take a multi-disciplinary approach to analysing the current data based on research from a range of fields including a variety of perspectives on gender, learning and behaviour. It will review current policy and practice in educating boys in the light of current evidence pertaining to male identity.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2014.

Learning outcomes

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

1. An understanding of the social and academic situations of boys in Australian schools.

2. An understanding of the current policy and practise in boys' education.

3. An opportunity to gather and analyse local data and develop local strategies for boys.


  1. Discussion and review of theories and policies regarding boys' development and how these relate to teaching and learning practices in schools.
  2. Current information on boys' academic achievement, health status and social situations, including discussion of differences relating to socio-economic status, ethnicity, Aboriginality, rural or urban geographical location.
  3. Collation of local data pertaining to boys and preparation of strategy/policy documents.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Annotated bibliography and short critical appraisal of boys' education issues at a specific location

Written Assignment: Develop a Research Proposal