A Knowledge and Learning minor offers students the opportunity to examine the ways in which differing forms of knowledge are constructed, produced, managed, and disseminated – and the learning processes which support this in a range of social, historical and political contexts. A key focus of the subjects in this sequence is an engagement with the production, transmission and reception of knowledge. This minor is jointly taught by teaching staff in the Faculty of Arts and Melbourne Graduate School of Education.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this minor, students will be able to:
- apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems across different fields and scholarly disciplines; and
- demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of selected fields of study across education, language, philosophy and history and philosophy of science; and
- demonstrate a general understanding of the concepts and principles of selected areas of study outside core disciplines of the humanities, social sciences and languages; and
- apply an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate methodologies with a respect for intellectual honesty and ethical values; and
- articulate the relationship between diverse forms of knowledge and the social, historical and cultural contexts that produced them; and
- communicate effectively in a variety of oral and written formats.
Last updated: 18 December 2020