2020 unit information
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
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 1-hour class per week 1-9
1 x 2-hour seminar week 1-9
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including weekly online seminars and weekly engagement with materials and responses in discussion forums
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
Describe the discipline of Education in terms of its threshold principles of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
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
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
Analyse how ideas about Education are influenced by historical context and communicate this understanding using digital technologies
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Grading and weighting(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Multimedia presentation
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Assessment 2 - Analytic Essay
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.
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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