This unit provides students with a deeper understanding of the nexus of education and care in community education settings. It aims to develop an understanding of ethical and reflexive practice as necessary conditions for learning and educating in social contexts. Students engage with issues of ethical and reflexive practice through case study dilemmas and their collaborative work in small groups. Through academic reading and online resources students develop a broad understanding of professional ethical codes, organisations' procedural ethics and everyday virtue ethics of listening, communicating care and strength-based pedagogy.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
ESP2001

Prerequisites

Students enrolled in EBST must have completed any 4 first year units.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Create and demonstrate appropriate ethical frameworks in practice;  
  2. Develop an ethically justifiable position in relation to taking action in a community education setting;  
  3. Articulate in ways that are respectful, empathetic, persuasive and professional;  
  4. Articulate the importance of reflexive practice and demonstrate a range of ways of undertaking reflexive practice; and  
  5. Reflect on and engage in ethical discussions and problem solving in teams.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Journal Identification of personal values and beliefs 20%
Exercise Identification of educational beliefs and educational philosophy 40%
Essay Consideration of ethics, educational beliefs and educational philosophy in response to a defined setting. 40%

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