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 Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga 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

Grading System



One session


School of Education

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to undergraduate students.

Subject Relationships

EEP505 Paired Subject

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 discuss the role that technology can play in the teaching and learning process; and
  • be able to evaluate digital technologies.


This 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


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.