Specialisation

Major - Education Studies

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1651EDST.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


All students in the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching - Primary) must complete this 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. 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 major in Education Studies should refer to unit set M1112.1 Education Studies.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Bankstown Campus Internal Dr Jose Hanham
Penrith Campus Internal Dr Jose Hanham

Major Structure

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

For students enrolled in the Key Program in Humanities or the Key Program in Languages

Humanities or Languages students must satisfactorily complete the following two units:

101414 Early Mathematical Thinking
100633 Mathematical Patterns and Relationships

Plus 60 credit points of units from the following pool:

100309 Contemporary Perspectives of Childhoods
101116 Issues in Aboriginal Education
101263 Education and Transformation
101114 Ethics in 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

For students enrolled in the Key Programs in Psychology and Islamic Studies

Students in the Key Program of Psychology and Islamic Studies must satisfactorily complete the following two units:

101414 Early Mathematical Thinking
100633 Mathematical Patterns and Relationships

Plus 20 credit points of units from the following English, Text and Writing pool

100849 Australian Textual Studies
101242 Children's Literature
SS238A Genres
100893 The Novel

Plus 40 credit points of units drawn from the following pool (no more than one of these at Level 1):

100309 Contemporary Perspectives of Childhoods
101263 Education and Transformation
101114 Ethics in Education
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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