EEP441 Reconceptualising Secondary Education (8)


This subject is an introductory subject in the core secondary teacher education subjects. Reconceptualising Secondary Education introduces students to ideas and philosophies that relate to teaching and learning in secondary education. The subject specifically engages with ideas about education versus schooling, competing conceptions of curriculum, the teacher as a professional, and the teacher as a reflective practitioner. Students will consider what it is to be a teaching professional in the twenty first century and to rethink the nature of secondary education.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceBathurst Campus
Session 2
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EEP441
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 Teacher Education

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- demonstrate competence in academic literacy
- demonstrate knowledge of professional standards and be able to evaluate how these standards will impact on them as a beginning teaching professional
- have developed an awareness of professional and ethical issues associated with secondary schooling
- have questioned the dominant underlying assumptions about [secondary] education and its role in cultural reproduction
- have evaluated the educational consequences of competing conceptions of curriculum
- have appraised the pedagogical implications of the subject-disciplines debate
- have integrated reflective practice into the formation of their professional identity
- have investigated frameworks for understanding and studying classroom practice.


The subject will cover the following topics:
Module 1 - Expectations and academic standards and skill Module 2 - Perspectives on secondary schools and schooling Module 3 - Curriculum discourses and frameworks Module 4 - Becoming a teacher - framing your learning goals


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.