Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours |
Total Time Commitment: 25 hours
|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.|
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|Subject Overview:||This subject will focus on contemporary thinking about the role of education in developing and enabling citizenship and civic participation, against a backdrop of international developments in democratic education in schools. It covers conceptual approaches to the interrelated topics of citizenship, civic participation, democracy, human rights and youth participatory practices. The subject also offers an understanding of the places and spaces in which young people engage in active civic participation and new ways in which they practice citizenship. Students to gain an understanding of the breadth of approaches to democratic education along a continuum from minimal to maximal engagement by young people. Students will gain a critical perspective on the role of education in developing active, engaged and competent citizens.|
|Objectives:||The students will: |
|Assessment:||Essay: An exploration of the concepts informing the idea of democratic education and the relationship between this and citizenship education and student participation. 2,000 words 40% (objectives 1 and 4) due mid semester |
Essay: A discussion of an example of democratic education taking a critical and analytical perspective or a discussion of the ways in which young people practice civic engagement. 3,000 words 60% (objectives 2 and 3) due at the end of semester
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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