EDU102 - History and Philosophy of Education

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Francesca Bussey





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Contact hours:


1 x 1 hour Class per week 1-9

  • Week 1-4: Burwood students are expected to attend in person for 1 x 1 hour Class per week
  • Week 5-9: CloudDeakin content

1 x 2 hour Seminar week 1-9 

Cloud Campus: Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit investigates how key ideas about Education have developed throughout human history and analyses how these ideas have been influenced by significant historical events. It considers the changing role that Education has played in the development of human civilisation since the early days of the ancient Greeks, and considers the development of different philosophical perspectives informing educational activity. The unit develops an understanding of what can be considered to be the threshold principles in the contemporary discipline of Education.


Multimedia presentation, 2000 words, 50%

Analytic Essay, 2000 words, 50%

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