Major - Education Studies

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1080.1

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

The Education Studies Major comprises units that address key issues in contemporary educational thinking and practice, as well as providing a basis for students to enhance their critical thinking and understanding of issues in education.


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Major Structure

NOTE: Students enrolled in 1651.6 - Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) must enrol in the following major:

Major - Education Studies (Primary)

NOTE: Students enrolled in 1708.2 - Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12) must enrol in the following major:

Major - Education Studies (Birth-5 / Birth-12)

To complete an Education Studies major, students must complete 80 credit points from the Numeracy and Science and Learning in Context pools of units. At least thirty credit points must be at Level 3 or higher.

Numeracy and Science Pool

Level 1 units

102249 Mathematical Patterns and Relationships

Level 2 units

102208 Fundamentals for Working Mathematically
102209 Scientific Discovery and Invention

Learning in Context Pool

Level 1 units

102206 Experience-based Outdoor Education
101751 Contextualising Indigenous Australia (Day Mode)

If choosing a language unit, please choose only one of the following:

100056 Chinese 101
100057 Chinese 102
100085 Japanese 101
100086 Japanese 102

Level 2 units

101874 Experiential Learning in Communities (ELC)
101263 Education and Transformation
101663 Education for Sustainability
101259 Learning and Creativity
102048 Contemporary Childhoods

Level 3 units

101623 Ethical Futures
101661 Education in a Cosmopolitan Society
102207 The Brain and Learning
102210 Australia-Asia Education

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