TEAC 3009 Ethical Futures

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 101623

Coordinator Jane Sundaram Opens in new window

Description This unit is designed to build the leadership capacity of educators through exploring, understanding and expressing the values and ethics embedded in policy, practice and educational change. The unit also addresses the importance of ethically informed advocacy and its role in educational futures and democratic processes.

School Education

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Equivalent Subjects TEAC 2047 - Policy Politics and Educational Futures

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Discuss the political, ethical and contested nature of educational provision;
  2. Articulate the relationship between agency, citizenship and democracy;
  3. Define what it means to be a professional and the interrelationship between personal and professional values;
  4. Explain the application and implications of traditional and contemporary frameworks and tools that support wise professional practice;
  5. Analyse the embedded ethical and political dimensions of contemporary issues in early childhood policy and practice;

Subject Content

Module 1 Citizenship, Ethics and the Creation of Wellbeing Values, citizenship and work as a professional Ethics principles and frameworks Wise professional practice: models and tools
Module 2 Educational Policy: Contents and Discontents Exploration of contested values that underpin policy and pedagogical practice Policy studies The business of policy making Contemporary issues and debates in educational policy Institutions as sites for ethical encounters
Module 3: Ethically Informed Advocacy and Activism Democratic processes for change Ethical entrepreneurship Futures, futures thinking and scenario planning.


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz - Online quiz in each Module of the unit Approximately 30 minutes (10 minutes for each quiz) 15 N Individual
Reflection - Online discussion and reflective journal analyzing two ethical scenarios 2,000 words 45 N Individual
Presentation - Multimedia presentation - Ethical implications of a policy issue. 5 minutes, uploaded to vUWS 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2021-2022 Summer

Online (Summer A)


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2022 Semester 2



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