Schools and their Communities (EDMT6500)


EDMT6500 is the third unit in the 'Study 1' suite of compulsory MTeach units (along with EDMT5676, EDMT5502 and EDMT6012). EDMT6500 builds on the previous two units through a focus on the relationship between schools and the community. This relationship will be investigated through exploration of the ways in which student and school success is measured and communicated to the wider community. This exploration will include consideration to the representation and inclusion of community within these processes as well as the broader life of schools. Central to this unit will be the issue of equity in schooling. EDMT6500 connects to the final professional experience with an emphasis on pre-service teachers/counsellors directing their ongoing professional learning. EDMT6500 also leads into EDMT6012 through the exploration of specific issues/topics for self-directed professional learning.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1x1hr lecture weeks 1-8, 1x2-hr seminar weeks 1-8, 1x2hr lecture week 13, 1x2-hr seminar weeks 13-14


1500 word planning document and viva voce (30%), 2000 word report and small group seminar task (40%), 2 page discussion paper, small group semianr task and 1 page action plan (30%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


48 credit points including EDMT5502 and EDMT5681

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.