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EDED20469 Education Theories & Philosophies

Course details

This is a core course for the Master of Professional Education program. It explores concepts of education, both historic and contemporary that underpin educational ideals. The course is problem-solving based and aims to encourage students to explore the antecedent philosophies, practices and pedagogies of contemporary education and posit future trends that may emerge in education for the global knowledge economy. By the conclusion of the course, students will have analysed the foundations of western educational thought and practice and will then apply the knowledge gained to their Professional Education Research Project.

The course aims to provide a solid reference base in the philosophies of professional education thought, to develop critical and creative thinking appropriate for the attainment of the Masters degree, and to apply that thinking to the resolution of complex problems.

Course at a glance
Career: Postgraduate
Credit points: 8
Requisites: This course has no pre/co-requisites
Student Contribution Band: 7
EFTSL: 0.16667
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