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

Previously offered in 2013

Objectives

This course provides students with the opportunity 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) EDUC6033
Transition Students who have completed EDUC6033 are not permitted to enrol into EDUC6450.
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching Methods Integrated Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - An essay on contemporary higher education policy issue.
  • Essays / Written Assignments - A decription and rationale for a personal vision for the university in the 21st century.
Contact Hours
  • Integrated Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6450

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