- 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. For students taking a minor which shares units with their other unit sets (majors or minors): in order for minors to be recognised on academic and graduation documents, students may only have a maximum of one unit overlapping between their unit sets.
- 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.
Key to availability of units:
- Semester 2
- 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||None|
|N/A||EDUC2206||Education for a Global Knowledge Society|