Social Perspectives in Education - EDST1104

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Education

Course Outline: School of Education

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 2

Excluded: GENT1523

CSS Contribution Charge: 1* (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Subject Area: Education

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how society, culture and education interrelate. The course uses current research and sociological theory to understand Australian education within a global context, examine the impact of relevant government policies for schooling and to understand the interaction of sociological factors in relation to student outcomes. Students will need to demonstrate an understanding of how a variety of social and cultural characteristics may impact learning, including socioeconomic status, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, ethnicity and cultural background, gender, geographic location and school type. To demonstrate their understanding students will be required to engage with both sociological data and critique, utilising a range of verbal, non-verbal and ICT resources and teaching strategies.

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