units

EDF4609

Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedNot offered in 2014

Synopsis

This unit encourages students to identify, investigate, understand, evaluate and debate contemporary issues in sustainability locally, nationally and globally. Key environmental issues around food and social justice are addressed as a way to orient students to issues of contemporary relevance in sustainability debates. The learning implications of these issues are highlighted as they are reviewed through related policy, case study and research materials. Implications for learning and professional practice are considered. Learning is enhanced through students' critical engagement with issues raised by them and their peers.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. identify, investigate and understand contemporary issues in education relevant to their roles and interests and work
  2. broaden their understanding of education debates through appropriate resources and shared peer learning
  3. present their developing views on education in various forms
  4. demonstrate understanding of complexities in this field
  5. apply the knowledge and understanding to their own learning context and work.

Assessment

Portfolio 1 (2000 words equivalent, 50%)
Portfolio 2 (2000 words equivalent, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 24 hours per week for six weeks (144 hours total per term) comprising:

(a.) Study schedule for online students:

  • 4 hours of directed online activities per week

(d.) Additional requirements:

  • 20 hours of independent study per week