Course

Master of Education (Social Ecology)

Approved Abbreviation: MEd(SocEcol)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1683.2

Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is mid-year 2010 - 2014.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Year 2010 - 1683.1 Master of Education (Social Ecology)

The Master of Education (Social Ecology) explores the dynamic inter-relationships between the personal, social, environmental and ‘spiritual’ domains. We acknowledge that everything we do as individuals affects others; our shared communities and environments. We view ourselves as being parts of the systems (local to global) in which we live, and needing to take responsibility for our roles. Key themes include transformative learning and leadership, applied imagination and creativity, environmental education, social action and advocacy, eco-psychology, eco-spirituality, sense of place and the emergent characteristics of complexity, systemics and ecological thinking.

Graduates will develop skills in the areas of environmental education, environmental advocacy, ecological systems, environmental futures, critical and transformative learning and leadership and other areas of interest.

Students may also choose a variety of other areas of research and independent study under the guidance of experienced academic staff.

Study Mode
Two years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr David Wrightdavid.wright@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Penrith CampusPart TimeMulti Modal See above

Accreditation
As Western Sydney University is a registered provider with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES), this course counts towards BOSTES professional development requirements for professional competency for accredited teachers.

Admission

Applicants must have:

Successfully completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any discipline

or

Successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in Social Ecology.

Applications from Australian citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Students will be required to complete a Working with Children Check Student Declaration.

Part-time, multi-modal/blended, and external courses are not available to student visa holders.

International students visiting or living in Australia on a temporary visa (other than a student visa), may be eligible to apply for Western Sydney University programs that are either part-time, multi-modal or external, subject to visa conditions and approval from the relevant School of the University.

External programs are also open to non-student visa holders who wish to study from their home country or another location outside of Australia.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Exit Award: 1685 Graduate Diploma in Education (Social Ecology)

Exit Award: 1684 Graduate Certificate in Education (Social Ecology)

Recommended Sequence

Part-time

Year 1

1H

Choose one of the following core units

101658.1Transformative Learning
101656.2Researching Practice

And one Social Ecology specialist unit from list below

2H

Choose one of the following core units

101655.1Transformative Leadership
101657.1Independent Study/Practice in Context

And one Social Ecology specialist unit from list below

Year 2

1H

Choose one of the following, whichever has not been completed as the core unit in Year 1

101658.1Transformative Learning
101656.2Researching Practice

And one Social Ecology specialist unit from list below OR

One Specialist unit to be chosen from either the Master of Education (Leadership) or the Master of Special Education

1680 - Master of Education (Leadership)

1682 - Master of Special Education

2H

Choose one of the following, whichever has not been completed as the core unit in Year 1

101655.1Transformative Leadership
101657.1Independent Study/Practice in Context

And one Social Ecology specialist unit from list below OR

One Specialist unit to be chosen from either the Master of Education (Leadership) or the Master of Special Education

1680 - Master of Education (Leadership)

1682 - Master of Special Education

Specialist Units

101651.1Applied Imagination
101652.1Ecopsychology and Cultural Change
101653.1Environmental Education and Advocacy
101654.1Researching Social Ecology

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* To graduate with Master of Education (Social Ecology), students are required to choose a minimum of two specialist Social Ecology units.



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