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This subject has been developed by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Institute of Education, London. This subject will allow students to gain specialised knowledge and international perspectives on citizenship and democratic education. Taught by leading experts in the field, the subject combines seminars and lectures with visits to schools and cultural institutions. Topics will include: definitions, tensions and challenges of democratic education; the nature of citizenship; deliberation and talk in democratic education; diversity and inclusion; civil rights, human rights and the law; student voice and youth participation in a digital age.
Intended learning outcomes
By the end of this subject, students will be able to:
- Critically evaluate and compare different national and international approaches to democratic and citizenship education;
- Apply understandings of democracy and human rights to professional practice;
- Implement policies and programs for democratic education;
- Engage constructively with research and concepts in democratic education.
On completion of this subject, students should have:
- Advanced skills and techniques applicable to transnational and cross-cultural collaborations and innovations in education;
- An advanced understanding of the international context and sensitivities regarding curriculum program development, reform, and implementation;
- Enhanced capacity to articulate their knowledge and understanding in oral and written presentations;
- An ability to evaluate and synthesise the research, including theoretical and professional literature, related to education policy and curriculum development.
Last updated: 6 December 2019