Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


This course will explore theoretical and conceptual aspects of developing positive school and community partnerships and discuss the benefits of partnerships for the educational outcomes of boys and girls. The course will also examine the practical issues associated with establishing and maintaining good relationships between a school and its community through case studies of best practice.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2015.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Have explored the literature related to the benefits to students of community engagement and school-community partnerships.

2. Have developed an understanding of processes and skills required to successfully build school-community partnerships.

3. Have explored practical strategies and resources that could form the basis for partnerships between schools and communities.

4. Have critically reflected on personal beliefs and professional responsibilities that impact on community engagement.


This course will be in four modules which will cover the following topics:

Module 1: The Social Context of Schooling
Module 2: The Place of Gender in Family, Community, and School Partnerships
Module 3: The Outcomes of Family, Community, and School Partnerships
Module 4: Models of Practice for Developing and Maintaining Family, Community, and School Partnerships

Assumed knowledge

This course is for qualified teachers.

Assessment items

Online Learning Activity: Blackboard postings

Essay: Essays/Written Assignments: School profile and asset map

Online Learning Activity: Blackboard posting of Plan on Discussion Board