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EDUC2206 Education for a Global Knowledge Society

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2021UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This unit familiarises students with leading ideas and debates about education in a global knowledge era, and also how individuals in different social circumstances are positioned differently in their learning journeys and why.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) discuss the complex and contested roles and purposes of education, and how these roles and purposes change in different social, historical and political contexts; (2) examine how societies are becoming increasingly interconnected and interdependent, and how these factors are reshaping education issues, practices and policies in different contexts; (3) analyse 'big picture' global trends in education, including goals to achieve quality and equity in educational outcomes, as well as barriers to attaining these goals; and (4) analyse what the future of education might look like as it evolves over the coming decades.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial and Reading Group Participation; (2) essay; and (3) report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Glenn Savage
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
EDUC1102 Learning Effectively: Improving Your Learning and Teaching or EDUC1104 A World of Mobile Learning
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Contact hours
3 hours per week for 12 weeks
Text

Essential readings are provided through Unit Readings (accessed in LMS

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