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EDUF2007 - Social Perspectives on Education
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 6 credit points
HECS Band seven
Domestic Fee: $3,900
International Fee: $4,410
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Faculty of Education and Social Work
Offered session(s): 2
Prerequisites: (EDUF1018 and EDUF1019) or 30 junior credit points
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Arathi Sriprakash

Classes: 1x 1hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x 2-hr workshop/wk for 12 wks

Assessment: workshop presentation (15%) and 1000wd literature review (15%) and 4000wd joint research project (35%) and 1.5-hr exam (25%) and oral presentation (10%)

This unit of study is the second part of Education II. Its aim is to provide a general introduction to the social, political and economic contexts of education. The two themes studied in the Unit are: Schools and communities, and Educational systems, markets and globalisation. At the end of this unit of study, students should have the capacity to discuss the impact of a range of educational practices and policies on schools, students and families. Similarly, students will be familiar with broad movements in contemporary educational reform and their association with national and global economic change. As a result of working collaboratively on a substantial project students will develop a range of research skills. Training is provided in the following Department of Education and Training policies and procedures: Aboriginal Education, Anti-Racism and Gender Equity.
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