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Education Foundations SEC (8822.3)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education



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    • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (145328) - View

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    This subject is the introductory core subject to Teacher Education. It will introduce students to perspectives and purposes of education. This will include a consideration of these perspectives and purposes in relation to the cultural, social, physical and cognitive development of children and adolescents. In particular, an emphasis will be placed on a critical analysis of how the perspectives on education and human development influence learning and teaching in contemporary Australia.

    Learning Outcomes


    1. explain the relation between human development and the development of educational theory;

    2. identify the assumptions which underlie the various perspectives of education and their associated theories of learning;

    3. critically analyse the issues involved in teaching as a profession.

    Contact Hours

    Up to four hours or equivalent class contact a week.




    Enrolment in a Teaching course.

    Incompatible Units

    This unit is not open to students who have passed 4882 Education Foundations.

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