Minor Overview

About this minor

The Education minor introduces students to the fascinating field of learning. Learning builds the knowledge, understandings, skills, beliefs and values that allow humans to flourish and participate in society. Education is a lifelong process and is an essential component of professional and personal growth within dynamic professional contexts. The minor is not a teacher education minor and as such will not lead to a teaching degree. Interested students may however wish to consider undertaking a Master of Teaching (M.Teach) after completion of their undergraduate degree.

Outcomes
Students are able to (1) apply an understanding of theories of learning in a range of practical contexts; (2) compare and contrast the use of mobile technologies in both formal and informal contexts in the global North and South for diverse groups of learners, and maximise their own learning with mobile devices; (3) critique global trends in education to explain difference in quality of educational outcomes; and (4) use their understanding of theories of learning to design, implement and critique professional learning for specific contexts.

Units

Key to availability of units:
S2
Semester 2
N/A
not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025

Students studying towards the Minor ‘MNR-EDUCN Learning for the Professions' in Semester 1 2023 will be permitted to substitute the unit ‘Communication in Practice (PACM1101)' for the unit ‘Learning Effectively: Improving Your Learning and Teaching (EDUC1102),' and will be permitted to substitute the unit 'Foundations of Public Policy (POLS2201)' for the unit 'Education for a Global Knowledge Society (EDUC2206).' For Semester 2 2023 students studying towards the Minor ‘MNR-EDUCN Learning for the Professions' with be permitted to substitute the unit 'Cultures, New Media and Communications (COMM1002)' for 'A World of Mobile Learning (EDUC1104)'

Take all units (24 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
N/A EDUC1102 Learning Effectively: Improving Your Learning and Teaching None
N/A EDUC1104 A World of Mobile Learning None
S2 EDUC2205 International Learning for the Professions
Prerequisites
EDUC1102 Learning Effectively: Improving Your Learning and Teaching
or EDUC1104 A World of Mobile Learning
N/A EDUC2206 Education for a Global Knowledge Society
Prerequisites
EDUC1102 Learning Effectively: Improving Your Learning and Teaching
or EDUC1104 A World of Mobile Learning