This course looks to address initially the question of "What is culture?" and to then proceed to critically explore illustrative examples of the ways in which various notions of "culture" have found their way into discourses surrounding education theory, policy, and practice. In addition to a focus on the ways in which prevailing notions of culture have influenced education, the course also looks at the ways in which "culture" has been taught; that is, culture as content. As a critical encounter with "culture", the course looks to social justice/betterment possibilities and practices resident within contemporary moves to decolonize education. The course provides a very sound basis for further work in all areas of professional education studies in contemporary times.