Knowledge and Learning Minor

Bachelor of Arts, 3 years full-time, Parkville. CRICOS code: 002167E

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On successful completion of this minor, students will be able to:

  • apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems across different fields and scholarly disciplines; and
  • demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of selected fields of study across education, language, philosophy and history and philosophy of science; and
  • demonstrate a general understanding of the concepts and principles of selected areas of study outside core disciplines of the humanities, social sciences and languages; and
  • apply an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate methodologies with a respect for intellectual honesty and ethical values; and
  • articulate the relationship between diverse forms of knowledge and the social, historical and cultural contexts that produced them; and
  • communicate effectively in a variety of oral and written formats

Course Description

Offered by the School of Historical and Philosophical Sciences and the Graduate School of Education 

The Knowledge and Learning minor allows you to examine the ways in which differing forms of knowledge are constructed, produced, managed and disseminated. You will discover the learning processes that support this in a range of social, historical and political contexts. A key focus of the subjects in this sequence is an engagement with the production, transmission and reception of knowledge.


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