School and Community Partnerships to Improve Boys’ and Girls’ Outcomes

10 Units

This course will explore theoretical and conceptual aspects of developing positive school and community partnerships and discuss the benefits of partnerships for the educational outcomes of boys and girls. The course will also examine the practical issues associated with establishing and maintaining good relationships between a school and its community, through case studies of best practice.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)

Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to:

  1. have explored the literature related to the benefits to students of community engagement and school-community partnerships.
  2. have developed an understanding of processes and skills required to successfully build school-community partnerships.
  3. have explored practical strategies and resources that could form the basis for partnerships between schools and communities.
  4. have critically reflected on personal beliefs and professional responsibilities that impact on community engagement.

This course will be in four modules which will cover the following topics:

Module 1: The Social Context of Schooling Module 2: The Place of Gender in Family, Community, and School Partnerships Module 3: The Outcomes of Family, Community, and School Partnerships Module 4: Models of Practice for Developing and Maintaining Family, Community, and School Partnerships

Replacing Course(s) EDUC 6013
Transition Not Applicable
Assumed Knowledge This course is for qualified teachers.
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Written Assignment 1: a written assignment examining theoretical perspectives and benefits of school-community partnerships (2000 words 30%)
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Written Assignment 2: a written assignment examining the local context and issues related to school-community partnerships and a proposed action plan to develop school-community partnerships (3000 words 40%)
  • Other: (please specify) - Blackboard postings and responses to questions and problems on topics to be determined by the Lecturer (30 %)
Contact Hours
  • Integrated Learning: for 26 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC61591

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