EEP505 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. This subject is situated around the aims and purposes of education and the channels where contemporary educational thought influences or affects educational practice. The subject is divided into two sections and will start with an anthology of readings on contemporary educational ideas and some of the key impacts on educational development where students will be able to critically evaluate existing knowledge and scholarship and identify theoretical perspectives in current practice. One of the key educational developments is the impact of digitisation and in the second half of this subject students will explore the impact of digital technology for education incorporating their understanding of current theoretical perspectives. Students will engage with concepts such as creativity, ubiquity and sharing and will critically explore the import of these notions on emerging educational practice.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.


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

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EEP505. 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

Subject Relationships

EEP425 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, 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; 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
  • Education 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.