I wouldn't call it an introduction to education because it is about social justice - however what we learn is important. But it is very similar to EDUC3701 about inclusion. As a first year introduction to education you think the course would tell you about behaviour management, practices, assessment, students - but this course really is about making sure everyone is treated fairly. It would have been more suitable as a second year course. The lecture is too long, the tutes are okay and the assessment is average. Just seems like a rehash of ideas each week.
This course has the wrong title. An 'introduction' implies the explanation of basic concepts. This subject is wholly and solely about social justice. I'm sure that's important but a far cry from the necessities of teaching such as time management and classroom behaviour control.
Not sure why the staff have done this. Almost seems like a trick to force people to learn about a pet topic of some of the lecturers.
This course is a good introduction to education for a first year student.
A 2hr lecture was TOO long... although Simone Smala (unsure of spelling) did quite of good job of making the lecture engaging and interesting... this was definitely one to walk out half way through.
Lectures are not very informative... don't stress if you miss them.. all you really need to do is go over the powerpoint presentation that is posted to blackboard.
Tutorials were good and gave insight into many terms, factors and problems in education and social justice in education that I and many of the other students were not aware of.
A good point is that each reading is used as a presentation assessment assigned to a group each week so you dont have to stress on readings..
Best advice: pick an early week to get it out of the way!!
Overall, a good course that is quite easy.