There are now 2 possible online modes for units:
Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.
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The concepts that are central in the unit are those of ‘a university professional area of study', ‘Education Studies as a professional area of study', ‘the nature of the foundation academic disciplines of education (philosophy of education, history of education, sociology of education, psychology of education), the nature of perennial issues within education (the aims and policy of education; curriculum; teaching and learning; leadership, management and administration; teacher preparation).
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode First year of offer Not available in 2023 UWA (Perth) Face to face
Students are able to (1) discuss and scope the foundational academic disciplines central to education and educational policy; (2) interpret and critique research related to knowledge in the field of the study of education.; (3) convey and debate complex ideas persuasively drawn from the field of the study of education.; and (4) describe and contextualise contemporary issues in education globally.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) scoping exercise and (2) discussion paper. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
- Unit rules
- Enrolment inGraduate Diploma in Professional Education 31310, Master of Education 30580, Master of Education (thesis and coursework) 31700, Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership (articulated) 30240, Master of Educational Leadership (coursework and dissertation) 30520 and the Master of Educational Leadership (thesis and coursework) 31650
- Contact hours
- reading and conference sessions: 25 hours
- A student may only enrol in this unit once.
Texts and recommended reading to be advised by the supervising lecturer.
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
- Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.
Face to face
Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Not available for self-enrolment. Students access this mode by contacting their student office through AskUWA. 100% Online Unit.
NO campus face-to-face attendance. All study and assessment requirements are online only. Unit includes some timetabled activities, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times. In exceptional cases (noted in the Handbook) students may be required to participate in face-to-face laboratory classes when a return to UWA’s Crawley campus becomes possible in order to be awarded a final grade.
No attendance or regular contact is required, and all study requirements are completed either via correspondence and/or online submission.
Regular attendance is not required, but student attends the institution face to face on an agreed schedule for purposes of supervision and/or instruction.
Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.