Available in 2022
Course code

EDUC6030

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

Examines such topics as space and architecture, the organisation of time, documents and artefacts of schooling, school regulations and rituals, classroom practices, and the effects of power on both teachers and students. Students will have the opportunity to apply key concepts of the topic, such as techniques of power, the circulation of power, and power's productiveness, to their own work or educational contexts.


Availability

Online

  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Extend students' understanding of power and its relationship to pedagogy in schools and other educational settings

2. Challenge students to apply theories of power to analyse its dynamics in educational contexts

3. Provide students with conceptual tools to reflect upon current power relations in schooling and educational policy contexts


Content

Drawing on contemporary research and theories of schooling, this subject pays particular attention to the ways in which power is enacted on the "micro" level, in daily practices. Commencing from an analysis of similarities between schooling institutions and other institutions, the subject examines such topics as space and architecture, the organisation of time, documents and artefacts of schooling, school regulations and rituals, classroom practices, and the effects of power on both teachers and students. Students will have the opportunity to apply key concepts of the subject, such as techniques of power, the circulation of power, and power's productiveness, to their own work or educational contexts.


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Analysis of theories of pedagogy with a professional reflection

Written Assignment: Analysis of theories of power with a professional reflection

Written Assignment: Applying theories of pedagogy and power


Contact hours

Online

Integrated Learning Session

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

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.