Course Title: Education Theories and Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Education Theories and Practice

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE2447

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Summer2016,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

TCHE2498

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE2447

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

UGRDFlex17 (INT2)

Course Coordinator: Laurie Werrett

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7480

Course Coordinator Email: laurie.werrett@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will explore significant educational thinkers and a range of established and emerging educational concepts and identify their impact on learning, teaching and the organisation of education. You will examine assumptions about learners, teachers, and the place of education in society to develop an informed personal and professional stance. You will explore some important educational ideas, their interpretation, and their application in contemporary contexts within your professional practice.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Your learning in this course is focused on development of the following program level capabilities.

  • Develop and apply theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to your professional practice and development in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on educational policy and practice in both local and international contexts.
  • Communicate using a range of formats and strategies to audiences within and external to the discipline of education.
  • Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.


At the conclusion of this course you will be assessed on the following learning outcomes:

  • Explain your values and intentions in relation to past influences in your educational experience
  • Identify, analyse and evaluate current and past practice in relation to educational thinking, policy documents and other relevant frameworks
  • Discuss the history and changing nature of the educator’s work
  • Research relevant educational thinkers
  • Communicate and substantiate positions on ideas studied.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of activities both face to face and online such as lectures, tutorials, group and class discussion, group activities and individual research.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

There will be two assessment tasks. Assessment may include reports, projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc