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EDU8712 Contemporary Approaches to Alternative Education

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Education
School or Department : Education
Version produced : 30 December 2013


The course commences with an exploration of the roots of formal education, and the evolution of curriculum and pedagogy. Participants engage in a critical analysis of the development of curriculum and pedagogy globally, considering the impact of national curricula, testing and reporting; they consider the impact of the raising of school leaving age and the use of flexible learning and vocational and community strategies for re-engaging early leavers, the implementation of superschools, and small school closure worldwide. Participants engage in a critical analysis of the possible reasons for student disaffection in their chosen educational context, discussing and analysing a range of alternative epistemologies and pedagogical practices applicable to that context.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 3, 2012 Online