Introduction to Education

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Education

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Education, Pacific Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    2
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    This course aims to stimulate students' thinking about key educational questions of why, what and how we educate with a particular focus on social justice. Students will consider these questions as an introduction to some of the foundations of the applied discipline of education. The course examines selected themes as these apply in the Australian context in order to challenge preconceived notions of schooling and education. The subject matter provides students with a framework on which to build an understanding of education as a discipline during their undergraduate years.
     
     
    Course Introduction
    This course aims to stimulate students? thinking about key educational questions of why, what and how we educate with a particluar focus on social justice. Students will consider these questions as an introduction to some of the foundations of the applied discipline of education. The course examines selected themes in education as these apply in the Australian context in order to challenge preconceived notions of schooling and education. The subject matter provides students with a framework on which to build an understanding of education as a discipline during their undergraduate years. The course also explores how education is related to privilege and disadvantage and how schools can work to reproduce or challenge cultural values and practices.
     
     
    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    • Demonstrate understanding of key educational concepts, contexts and issues.
    • Demonstrate ability to reflect on and synthesise academic literature to theorise about the practices of schooling.
    • Demonstrate ability to provide written explanations and analyses that are clear, logical, convincing, concise and free of textual errors.
    • Demonstrate verbal communication skills in relation to facilitating and maintaining a discussion with your peers.
     
    Class Contact
    2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour
     

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