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


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), 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 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)

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.

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