Specialisation

Major - Education Studies

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1051.1

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

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


The Education Studies Major comprises a foundation pool of units which addresses key issues in contemporary educational thinking and practice, and provides a basis for students to enhance their critical thinking of, and understanding about, Education. Students wishing to utilise their 80 credit points of electives and undertake an elective sub-major in Education Studies should refer to unit set SM1067.1. All students in 1651 - Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) and 1671 - Bachelor of Social Science (Pathway to Early Childhood Teaching) must complete the mandatory Education Studies major. Education has a key role to play in bridging the gap between social advantage and disadvantage, in transforming the lives of individuals and their families and building capacity within communities.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Bankstown Campus Internal Karen McDaid
Penrith Campus Internal Karen McDaid

Major Structure

Pool A

Units designed to meet NSW Institute of Teachers undergraduate content requirements.

These units are available to students who are enrolled in 1651 - Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) and 1671 - Bachelor of Social Science (Pathway to Early Childhood Teaching) only, and are mandatory.

100633 Mathematical Patterns and Relationships
101616 Mathematics Principles and Applications

Pool B (1)

Units designed to meet NSW Institute of Teachers & DOCS undergraduate pedagogy requirements.

These units are available to students who are enrolled in 1671 - Bachelor of Social Science (Pathway to Early Childhood Teaching) only, and are mandatory.

101647 Play Development and Learning
101638 Learning in the Early Years
101649 Contemporary Perspectives of Childhoods
101627 Connecting Communities in Early Childhood Education
101623 Ethical Futures
101648 Early Intervention and Prevention in Early Childhood Contexts

Pool B (2)

Mandatory units for 1651 - Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary).

These units are available to students who are enrolled in 1651 - Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) only, and are mandatory. 100 credit points must be completed before enrolling in these units.

101613 Educational Psychology for Primary Teaching
101578 Education, Knowledge, Society and Change
101576 Primary Personal Development, Health & Physical Education (PDHPE)
101577 Classrooms Without Borders

Pool C

Units designed to provide socio-cultural studies in Education.

Students in 1651 - Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) must choose 20 credit points from the following units or from units in Pool D of the later version of the Education Studies major - M1068.

Students in 1652 - Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) must choose 40 credit points from the following units or from units in Pool D of the later version of the Education Studies major - M1068 as a sub-major.

Students in 3638 - Bachelor of Science - Pathway to Teaching (Secondary) must choose 40 credit points from the following units or from units in Pool D of the later version of the Education Studies major - M1068 as a sub-major.

M1068 - Education Studies major

These units are also available to students from other courses offered by the University.

101259 Learning and Creativity
101263 Education and Transformation
101874 Experiential Learning in Communities (ELC)
101661 Education in a Cosmopolitan Society
101662 Young People, Their Futures and Education
101663 Education for Sustainability


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