EDUC6450

Higher Education Futures

10 Units

This course provides participants with both theoretical and practical insights into the historical, social, cultural and political contexts of higher education. In particular, the course will explore the role and significance of the university in the 21st century.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability

Not currently offered

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Situate contemporary higher education policy and practice in relation to historical developments
  2. Examine the main theoretical frameworks underpinning contemporary higher education policy
  3. Explore the role and significance of the university in the 21st century
  4. Develop a vision for the future of higher education
Content

Indicative content will include:

  • Historical developments in higher education
  • Theoretical frameworks underpinning contemporary higher education policy
  • Conceptions of higher education (and its futures)
  • Role and significance of the contemporary university
Replacing Course(s) This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC6033. Students who have successfully completed EDUC6033 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC6450.
Assessment Items
  • Essay: Essay
  • Written Assignment: A personal vision for the university in the 21st century
Contact Hours
  • Integrated Learning Session: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Weeks (Classes are usually scheduled in 2hrs per week, but may be compressed in workshop form, blended modes, or completed as equivalent online.)
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6450

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