Linking School and Community

Subject EDUC90578 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.


Ms Desma Strong


Education Student Centre
Subject Overview: A study of contemporary theories and models of school-home, school-community partnerships and cross-sectoral practice; critical perspectives on concept of community.

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • demonstrate a critical understanding of contemporary theories on the development of school-community partnership
  • understand and analyse the research on the impact of parent engagement to identify appropriate practices for improving parent participation in their own setting
  • establish effective and coordinated cross sectoral community partnerships to enhance student wellbeing and learning in educational settings
Assessment: ,One assignment of 1000 words (20 per cent) due mid semester and one 4,000 word assignment (80 per cent) due end of semester.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Use advanced knowledge to provide leadership in the promotion of student wellbeing;
  • Demonstrate highly developed cognitive, analytic and problem-solving skills;
  • Articulate their knowledge and understanding in effective oral and written presentations.
Related Course(s): Master of Education (Student Wellbeing)

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