EDU101 - Education, Knowledge and Society


2020 unit information

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




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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, 1 x 2-hour seminar across 9-weeks

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities


This unit investigates how educational experiences may be understood in terms of formal and informal human activities and compares the different principles underpinning these educational experiences.

It considers the development of professional knowledge in Education and the development of a range of educational institutions that serve an educational purpose in modern society, including those institutions serving different stages of human development such as: early childhood Education, schooling, training, higher Education, and adult and community Education.

The unit considers key theories informing the sociology of Education and how these theories can be applied to analyse the relationship between the human activity of Education, the individual and society.

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