Linking School and Community

Subject EDUC90578 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

August, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 01-Aug-2015 to 17-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 30-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 17-Aug-2015
Census Date 28-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 16-Oct-2015

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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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.

Learning Outcomes:

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

There are two assessment components:

  • One assignment of 1,000 words (20 per cent) due mid semester
  • One 4,000 word assignment (80 per cent) due end of semester

There are two hurdle requirements:

  • Completion of an on site visit (after Day 3) to a selected Community Agency relevant to their school context. Guideline Questions are provided to structure the visit and discussion with Agency staff and field notes are required to be taken.The visit will normally entail being at the Agency for an hour minimum.
  • Using the knowledge gained on this field visit students are required to prepare a 10 minute presentation on the work of the agency and the potential for collaboration between the school and the agency. This presentation is shared in class, in groups of 6/7 organised around specific wellbeing services

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.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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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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