Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2012.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours |
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours. 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.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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|Subject Overview:||This subject offers an overview and exploration of contemporary theories about difference, equality, justice, globalisation and identity. It maps the recent history and development of these ideas, and situates them in relation to broad socio-cultural and political contexts. The politics and processes of social change are examined, including what claims to social change and social justice involve and some of the central challenges and dilemmas this represents for both theory and practice. Students will gain an understanding of major and influential debates about the above key concepts, and critically explore their relevance to educational research, theory and practice. Examples will be drawn from national and international settings. There will be opportunities for students to develop in-depth study of select concepts and issues. Topics covered include: feminist and postcolonial theories of identity and difference; diverse approaches to understanding subjectivity, such as psycho-social, poststructural, and late modern; new forms of class analysis; anti-racism; social justice and human rights; the impact of theories of difference and identity on social and educational practices; globalisation, nationalism and cosmopolitanism; and the politics of social change.|
|Objectives:||Students will: |
|Assessment:||2 assignments, totalling 5,000 words |
1) An essay that critically reviews key debates regarding equity and identity and nominates select concepts for in-depth analysis.40% 2,000 words due mid semester
2) An essay that applies the conceptual insights from the first part of the subject to examine their relevance to a particular educational problem, setting or sector. 60%, 3,000 words due in the examination period
|Prescribed Texts:||Subject reader to be provided|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Master of Education (Stream 100B)Coursework |
Master of Education (Stream 150)
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