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This course considers the connections and tensions between ideals and realities in education and society. Drawing on work in the sociology of education, the philosophy of education, and educational policy studies, as well as on educational practices, the course addresses questions such as these: How should society be structured? What do we hope to achieve through education? Why do some students ‘fail’ and others ‘succeed’? What role can education play in social change? This course encourages participants to deepen their understanding of education, social life, and human fulfillment.
Students will:1. Recognise the value of using sociological approaches to the analysis of educational issues 2. Develop a sociological imagination about education
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
30 points in EDUC or 45 points of SOCI, POLS, HIST, CULT, ANTH or permission of the Head of School
Students must attend one activity from each section.
and Kathleen Quinlivan
Please note an exam for this course will be held during the Official UC Examinations weeks 30 October - 16 November, 2017.
Domestic fee $746.00
International fee $3,038.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
School of Educational Studies and Leadership.