Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject is not offered in 2015.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 |
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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 Overview, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
Call: 13 MELB (13 6352)
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.
2 assignments, totalling 5,000 words
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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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Master of Education |
Master of Education
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