EEP425 Education in the 21st Century (8)


This subject focuses on and explores significant concepts and developments in the study and practice of education in the 21st century. Students' study, discussion and research is situated around the aims and purposes of education and where contemporary educational thought influences and affects educational practice.The subject explores contemporary educational ideas and some of the key impacts on educational development with a particular focus on digitization. Students will be able to critically evaluate existing knowledge and scholarship and identify theoretical perspectives in current practice. Students will then explore the impact of digital technology for education incorporating their understanding of current theoretical perspectives. Students will engage with concepts that include creativity, ubiquity and sharing and critically explore the effect of these concepts on emerging educational practice.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EEP425
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Education

Enrolment restrictions

Entry into the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary or Secondary) program.
Not available to students who have completed EEP505.
Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to examine current literature with an informed, critical perspective
  • be able to critically discuss and evaluate current theory and research
  • be able to apply knowledge into educational practice and settings
  • be able to apply knowledge, skills and capacities in educational planning
  • be able to contribute to the development of educational policy and practice
  • be able to understand the role that technology can play in the teaching and learning process
  • be able to evaluate digital technologies


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Globalisation
  • Globalisation and Social Change
  • Effect of Globalisation
  • Orientation to Education and Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Student Experiences
  • Educational Uptake
  • Changing in the Digital Age
  • The impact of New Technologies


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.