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Understanding the Rural Professional Context PG (10327.2)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education


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  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (194182) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (191593) - View
  • Winter Term, 2018, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (183994) - View

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This unit builds students understanding of, and capacity to engage with, the rural as a unique professional context.

The unit helps better prepare teachers for rural and regional contexts (experiencing rurality) and to help them be community ready, school ready and classroom ready. By exploring how rurality is socially and culturally constructed, and appreciating the challenges and opportunities of rural contexts, students will be better able to situate their professional practice in rural contexts.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Describe the social construction of rurality and its relationship to professional practice;

2. Articulate the challenges and opportunities of the rural professional context;

3. Critique standardised approaches to professional practice; and

4. Design professional practice that engages meaningfully with rural place.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Teaching will consist of an average of 3 hours of online contact for 11 weeks = 33 hours




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