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EDUF1020: Rethinking Education

Provides an introduction to key concepts in education, including pedagogy, curriculum, and assessment. These concepts are discussed within the context of four interrelated themes: (1) New times and practices for teaching and learning; (2) Knowledge, culture and curriculum; (3) Teaching as a process and way of life; (4) Teachers as learners and researchers. As the first unit in the Education Studies major, the unit introduces ways of thinking about education, teachers, young people and communities. It draws from a range of disciplines, including Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal histories and philosophies of education, sociology of education, cultural studies, psychology and human development.

Code EDUF1020
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. LO1 Describe the complexity of teachers' work in a knowledge-based society.
  • LO2. Identify different ways of knowing and knowledge production associated with the intended and enacted curriculum, including Aboriginal ways of knowing and knowledge production
  • LO3. Trace historical and contemporary features of teaching as a profession in different contexts.
  • LO4. Engage in critical discussions about the changing nature of teachers' work as reflected in media, popular culture and interdisciplinary educational research.
  • LO5. Describe different types of teachers' work, such as interpretative, pedagogical, discursive, relational and institutional work.
  • LO6. Apply an understanding of different types of teachers' work to explaining variations in young people’s and communities’ experiences of education.
  • LO7. Disrupt deficit understandings of why young people and communities who experience racism, homophobia, and other forms of social exclusion do not achieve equitable outcomes from education.

Unit outlines

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