EDUC5517 Introduction to Catholic Education in Western Australia

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Summer teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit examines the distinctive features of the Catholic Education system in Western Australia from its beginnings in the nineteenth century to its present status as the second largest schooling system in the State. The unit explores the educational and ecclesial principles of the system and invites students to analyse and critique these principles as they are applied to Catholic schooling today. The unit examines recent developments in the curriculum and culture of Catholic school communities and students investigate how these developments are promoted to the wider community. Students are invited to reflect critically on the expectations relating to personal and professional conduct in Catholic schools. The unit contributes to Catholic Education Western Australia's accreditation requirements for teaching in Catholic schools.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) analyse distinctive features of the Catholic education system in Western Australia; (2) critique the Mandate for Catholic education in Western Australia in light of educational and ecclesial pri nciple; (3) evaluate recent developments in the curriculum and culture of Catholic school communities; (4) synthesise research on how Catholic schools promote their curriculum and culture to the wider community; and (5) reflect critically on the expectations of personal and professional conduct that relate to teaching in Catholic schools.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) analyse and critique Mandate for Catholic education—written assignment; (2) investigate and critique how Catholic schools promote themselves—report; and (3) reflect critically on learning online—online forum contribution. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite standard(s) for the analyse and critique Mandate for Catholic education—written assignment, investigate and critique how Catholic schools promote themselves—report, and reflect critically on learning online—online forum contribution components of the unit, as specified in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Chris Hackett
Contact hours
20 hours of workshops plus online forum participation
Texts

Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia (2009). Mandate of the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia 2009–2015. Retrieved from http://internet.ceo.wa.edu.au/AboutUs/Documents/Bishops%20Mandate%202009-2015.pdf

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