Knowledge and Learning

Major/Minor/Specialisation !B-ARTS-MIN+1009 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Year and Campus: 2016


Dr Kristian Camilleri


Dr John Quay



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A Knowledge and Learning minor offers students the opportunity to examine the ways in which differing forms of knowledge are constructed, produced, managed, and disseminated – and the learning processes which support this in a range of social, historical and political contexts. A key focus of the subjects in this sequence is an engagement with the production, transmission and reception of knowledge. This minor is jointly taught by teaching staff in the Faculty of Arts and Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this minor, students will be able to:

  • apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems across different fields and scholarly disciplines; and
  • demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of selected fields of study across education, language, philosophy and history and philosophy of science; and
  • demonstrate a general understanding of the concepts and principles of selected areas of study outside core disciplines of the humanities, social sciences and languages; and
  • apply an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate methodologies with a respect for intellectual honesty and ethical values; and
  • articulate the relationship between diverse forms of knowledge and the social, historical and cultural contexts that produced them; and
  • communicate effectively in a variety of oral and written formats.
Structure & Available Subjects:

Knowledge and Learning is available as a 75 point minor sequence, consisting of the following:

Level 1 (25 points)

HPSC10002 Science and Pseudoscience (Arts Discipline)
EDUC10050 Understanding Knowing and Learning (Breadth)

Level 2 (25 points)

PHIL20001 Science, Reason and Reality (Arts Discipline)
EDUC20065 Knowledge Learning and Culture (Breadth)

Level 3 (25 points)

HPSC30035 Knowledge in the Making (Arts Discipline)
EDUC30071 Knowing and Learning in Professions (Breadth)

Please note all Education subjects in this minor sequence will count towards the breadth requirements in the BA.

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Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts

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