Specialisation

Major - Education Studies

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1112.1

Status: INACTIVE
This version of the specialisation is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find unitset currently available.

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.


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. 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 enrolled in course 1652 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching-Secondary), and undertaking a Key Program of Humanities (Majoring in English,Text and Writing, or Majoring in History, Politics and Philosophy), or undertaking the Key Program of Languages, may choose to structure their elective units to complete an Education Studies Major. Students must satisfactorily complete 80 credit points of units from the recommended pool, with no more than 20 credit points at Level 1.


Location

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

Major Structure

Secondary Teaching Pathway

For students enrolled in course 1652 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)

The major must contain no more than 20 credit points at Level 1.

Level 1 Units

100309 Contemporary Perspectives of Childhoods
101116 Issues in Aboriginal Education
101428 Multiliteracies

Level 2 Units

101263 Education and Transformation
101114 Ethics in Education
101259 Learning and Creativity
101119 Policy, Politics and Educational Futures

Level 3 Units

101117 Learning through Community Service
101278 Literacy for Social Action
101279 Technology, Equity and Education: Local and Global

Non-teaching Pathway

For all other students undertaking the elective Major in Education Studies

Students must complete 80 credit points from the following pool, with no more than 50 credit points at Level 1.

100309 Contemporary Perspectives of Childhoods
101114 Ethics in Education
101263 Education and Transformation
101116 Issues in Aboriginal Education
101259 Learning and Creativity
101117 Learning through Community Service
101278 Literacy for Social Action
101428 Multiliteracies
101119 Policy, Politics and Educational Futures
101279 Technology, Equity and Education: Local and Global


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