Social and Professional Contexts 2

Subject EDUC90584 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 18 hours
Total Time Commitment:

60 hours


You must have taken the following subjects prior to enrolling in this subject

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You must take the following subject in the same study period

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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.


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Subject Overview:

Building on the work done in Social and Professional Contexts 1, associates will consider system and school-level responses to students’ needs in a context of equity , inclusion and social justice, with a focus on the role of policy in guiding teacher practice, curriculum design and professional relationships. They will investigate the process of change in schools, with a particular focus on creating the conditions for improvement in student outcomes.


On completion of this subject, associates will be able to:

  • Critically consider system and school-based responses to addressing issues relating to equity, inclusion and social justice;
  • Develop a critical analysis of the wider social and global context of education systems, schools and classrooms;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of key debates and theories concerning equity, social differences, and human rights and their relevance to educational practice and policy.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the factors that lead to improvement in students’ educational outcomes.

1 x 1000 word reflective essay (50%) due mid semester

1 x 1000 word policy and practice essay (50%) due late semester

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject, associates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to;

  • Respond professionally to school-wide, community and system expectations;
  • Understand the processes of social change in the context of equity and social justice;
  • Engage actively with current research to strengthen and refine their professional understanding and practice.

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