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EDUC6012

Boys Education: Foundations for Successful Practice

10 Units

The course will explore the current national and international information about educational and social outcomes for boys. Students will use this information to gather their own local data. The course will take a multi-disciplinary approach to analysing the current data based on research from a range of fields including a variety of perspectives on gender, learning and behaviour. It will review current policy and practice in educating boys in the light of current evidence pertaining to male identity.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Objectives
  1. An understanding of the social and academic situations of boys in Australian schools.
  2. An understanding of the current policy and practise in boys’ education.
  3. An opportunity to gather and analyse local data and develop local strategies for boys.
Content
  1. Discussion and review of theories and policies regarding boys’ development and how these relate to teaching and learning practices in schools.
  2. Current information on boys’ academic achievement, health status and social situations, including discussion of differences relating to socio-economic status, ethnicity, Aboriginality, rural or urban geographical location.
  3. Collation of local data pertaining to boys and preparation of strategy/policy documents.
Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching Methods Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assignment 1: 45% (2000 words) Preparation of an annotated bibliography and a short essay
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assignment 2: 55% (3000 words) A written assignment critiquing current practices around boys educational outcomes.
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Course Materials
  • Educating Boys
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6012

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