Teaching in Society

Develop an understanding of teaching that goes beyond classrooms to spaces such as museums and galleries, libraries, virtual worlds and the street.*

The knowledge and skills you will develop

The module fosters a capacity to think like a teacher in the broadest sense and to critically engage with ideas about public pedagogy and its educative reach in society. You will gain a critical understanding of teaching traditions, teaching practices in a variety of environments and spaces, and ideas of 'the child' and 'the teacher'. 

How this module can be useful in your career

You will actively engage with diverse and expansive ways of thinking about the place of education in society including educational practices, philosophies and approaches that will be valuable in a range of careers in education, arts, community and charitable organisations, institutional management and mentoring, health and social work.

The courses you can take

You must complete three of the courses listed below (45 points), including one course at each stage.

Each course is worth 15 points. Before you can enrol in a Stage II course you need to have passed the prerequisite courses for enrolment in that course.

Stage I course

EDUC 105
Teaching: Tales and traditions

Stage II courses

EDUC 209
The Learning Society

Stage III courses

EDUC 300 
Understanding Childhood

EDUC 308
Teachers and Teaching

*Subject to approval for 2020.