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EDU102 - From Aristotle to ATARS: the History, Philosophy and Future of Education

Year:

2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Piper Rodd
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

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 

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including weekly online seminars and weekly engagement with materials and responses in discussion forums

Content

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.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Describe the discipline of Education in terms of its threshold principles of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO2

Discuss the historical development of educational thought since early human civilisation and use digital technology to explain the changing role of Education in human society

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO3

Analyse how ideas about Education are influenced by historical context and communicate this understanding using digital technologies

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Trimester 2:

Assessment Description

Student output

Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)

Indicative due week

Assessment 1 - Multimedia presentation

2000 words

50%

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Assessment 2 - Analytic Essay

2000 words

50%

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The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: EDU102 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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