EDU101 - Education, Knowledge and Society


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour lecture per week
1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 2-hour seminar per week


This is the first specialist Education Studies unit being offered in the Bachelor of Arts. During this unit you will be asked to explore, debate, discuss and challenge your own understanding, beliefs, experiences in education and begin the process of critical reflection around the purpose and value of education today.

This unit provides you with a broad introduction to the study of education theory and practice, spanning the related disciplines of sociology, philosophy, history and political science. It considers the development of professional knowledge in Education and the development of a range of educational theories to analyse the relationship between education and society with reference to education institutions such as: early childhood Education, schooling, training, higher Education, and adult and community.

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