Courses & Units

Contemporary Educational Perspectives EAL502

Hobart

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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
Coordinator

Teaching staff

Nadia Ollington

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
079999 $493.00 $493.00 not applicable $2,108.00

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Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Online

Assessment

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

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