EDUC5641 History of Education

6 points
Not available in 2019UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit is tailored to the specific interests of students who wish to extend their knowledge of, or pursue thesis research in, the history of education. Focus is on the history of education in Western Australia and Australia in general. The unit examines and provides practical experience in the techniques of historical research and historiography, or the writing of history.
Students are able to (1) gain an understanding of historical research; (2) gain practical experience in techniques of historical research; and (3) obtain knowledge of the history of education in Western Australia.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a 1500-word essay and (2) a final two-hour examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Contact hours
lectures/seminars: 2 hours per week (for 13 weeks)
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  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.