Courses & Units

Contemporary Educational Perspectives EAL502

Introduction

This unit introduces students to a range of theoretical approaches for facilitating learning, and relates these to contemporary educational practices. As a result of studying this unit, students will understand why contemporary education is focused on learning and understanding, rather than just educational delivery or training. They will be able to utilise this knowledge to interpret their educational approaches, and to understand the wider impact of education on both society and the individual. After reviewing various theories of learning and teaching, students will consider their implications for curriculum development, as well as their effect on educational structures. Enhanced knowledge of foundational and contemporary theories will help students to better define and express their philosophy of education, and appreciate both the impact of that philosophy on their practices and the potential effect on their students..

Summary

Unit name Contemporary Educational Perspectives
Unit code EAL502
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Teaching staff

Jill Downing, Dr John Kertesz

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 079999

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Online

Assessment

Task 1: Contemporary Perspectives on Learning (45%). Task 2: Learning and Teaching philosophy statement (55%)

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Textbooks

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