Successful completion of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Arts requires students to complete units of study to the value of 400 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.
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Course learning outcomes
Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) will be able to:
- show initiative and judgement when making decisions or solving problems and have broad and coherent knowledge of secondary aged students and how they learn
- critically review theory and practice, and have broad and coherent knowledge of specific secondary school content areas within the Australian context
- show initiative and judgment to plan for, and implement, effective teaching and learning in diverse contexts with the capacity to solve problems with intellectual independence
- adapt knowledge and skills to critically analyse information in diverse contexts, and to create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
- assess, provide feedback and report on student learning using clear and coherent communication with the ability to critically analyse, consolidate and synthesise assessment information
- demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning to identify, engage in and apply professional learning, individually and in collaboration with others
- engage professionally with colleagues, families and students, and the communication skills to present clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas.
Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Arts will be able to:
- systematically review and critically evaluate research from a variety of sources to inform their knowledge and conceptual understandings in the humanities and/or social sciences
- formulate arguments that are fit for purpose and demonstrate an understanding of the relevant theories and evidence in their areas of disciplinary expertise
- critically analyse information to generate creative solutions to solve complex problems in the area of humanities and/or social sciences, and understand the importance of interdisciplinarity for generating solutions
- define and integrate theoretical principles and apply these in their disciplinary areas of expertise
- apply knowledge and skills with responsibility and accountability for their own learning and practice, individually and in collaboration with others
- interpret and communicate ideas, problems and arguments in modes suitable to a range of audiences using a range of media
- coherently articulate a line of reasoning demonstrating cultural sensitivity and apply a framework to analyse and offer solutions to ethical dilemmas in local and international contexts.
Specific career outcomes arising from the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) include secondary school teacher and educational researcher and innovator. In addition, Swinburne Arts graduates are well equipped to work in areas where employers put a high premium on well-developed conceptual understanding and other critical and creative reasoning skills needed to come to terms with and respond effectively to the complex and changing demands of the contemporary workplace. These areas include: policy analysis and development, research, community development, administration, public relations, publishing, media and professional psychology.
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