1 x 1-hour lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour tutorial weekly
1 Admission into BEDECBA-Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Bachelor of Arts
1a Admission into BEDPRBA-Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Arts
1b Admission into BEDMSSBSC-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Science
1c Admission into BEDMSSBHS-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Health Sciences
1d Admission into BEDMSSBA-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Arts
1e Admission into BEDECSEBDS-B Education (Early Childhood & Special Ed), B Disability Studies
1f Admission into BEDMSSEBDS-B Education (Middle & Secondary/Special Ed), B Disability Studies
1g Admission into BEDPRSEBDS-B Education (Primary R-7 & Special Ed), B Disability Studies
1h Admission into BEDSSBLANG-Bachelor of Education (Secondary Schooling), Bachelor of Languages
1i Admission into BEDPRBGSC-Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of General Science
1j Admission into BAEPRP-Bachelor of Arts (Education (Primary) Pathway)
1k Admission into BEDSBA-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Arts
1l Admission into BEDSBHS-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Health Sciences
1m Admission into BEDSBSC-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Science
1n Admission into BEDSBSE-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Special Education
1o Admission into BEDSBLANG-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Languages
1p Admission into BAESP-Bachelor of Arts (Education (Secondary) Pathway)
1q Admission into BAMTEC-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
1r Admission into BAMTPR-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Primary)
1s Admission into BAMTS-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
1t Admission into BGSCMTPR-Bachelor of General Science, Master of Teaching (Primary)
1u Admission into BLANGMTS-Bachelor of Languages, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
1v Admission into BSCMTS-Bachelor of Science, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
1w Admission into BEDECBSE-Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Bachelor of Special Education
1x Admission into BEDPRBSE-Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Special Education
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m or 1n or 1o or 1p or 1q or 1r or 1s or 1t or 1u or 1v or 1w or 1x))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of EDUC1101, EDUC1102, EDUC1232 has been successfully completed
Assignments; Library exercise; Project; Seminar.
Topic description

In this topic students will be oriented to the concept of education and teaching and their role as a teacher. Education is considered in a broad sense, encompassing a range of settings from Early Childhood through Primary and Secondary to Tertiary educational contexts. The topic acknowledges the historical and political aspects of education and teaching. The topic provides an introduction to the education awards and acknowledges that education is differentiated across race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, class and location. As the influences on educational contexts change across time, then so do teaching and learning contexts. The changing face of these contexts is explained through the process of globalisation. The issue of teacher identity and the teaching profession are explored through these key educational issues.

Educational aims

This topic aims to develop:

  • An awareness of the move from student to teacher in educational settings
  • An awareness of different philosophies and aims of education
  • An awareness of different educational contexts
  • An awareness of the context of teaching demands in educational contexts
  • Early skills in Critical thinking
  • Foundational skills for university study
  • An `Educational Vocabulary'
  • An awareness of social, cultural, and individual difference
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Describe different educational contexts that constitute the field of Australian Education
  2. Demonstrate a developing 'Educational Vocabulary'
  3. Describe theories of social, cultural, and individual difference
  4. Understand the role of teachers and systems in educational contexts
  5. Demonstrate an awareness of different philosophies and aims of education
  6. Articulate theories of globalisation and implications for education and teaching
  7. Demonstrate skills in critical thinking (cultural analysis) and foundational skills for university study

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.