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Postgraduate | CUR-EDMC600 | 2023
Education in the Post-Truth Era
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Education in the Post-Truth Era
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- apply critical concepts to evaluate how truth, evidence and the counterfactual shape or have the potential to shape society and education
- critically evaluate the perspectives, knowledge and practices shaping educational contexts, reforms and trends in the post-truth era
- apply perspectives and practices derived from critical pedagogical and Indigenous traditions to formulate approaches to leading pedagogical, policy and/or curriculum change in a post-truth context
- integrate critical pedagogical and Indigenous perspectives and knowledge in the design of learning
- Troubling truth: What is truth and why this matters in contemporary education
- Truth, evidence, and education
- ‘Alternative facts’ and other challenges for education in the post-truth era
- Indigenous perspectives and critical pedagogy in the post-truth era
- Designing learning in and for a post-truth society
This subject examines how truth functions in formal education today and the implications for education in the post-truth era. Notions of evidence, fact, truth and what constitutes these are increasingly contested. Democracies around the world are also confronted with a deep-seated crisis as "fake news", "alternative facts" and "misinformation" are promulgated in political and public spheres. Students will explore how Indigenous peoples and cultures, and those of the Global South are now challenging the legitimacy of traditional western epistemology and its hegemony as the purveyor of truth in the 21st Century. Students will consider ways educators can better prepare students for life in society and the 'realities' of a world beset with complex interrelated environmental, economic, social, and political challenges in a post-truth world.
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- Evaluate education from the perspective of post-truth (50%)
- Design for learning (50%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- CUR-MED-MAS-2023 - Master of Education
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses