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EDF6702

Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Cynthia Joseph

Synopsis

Understanding competing motivations for internationalisation of curriculum. Identifying and developing international and inter-cultural skills. Knowledge transfer across cultural and national boundaries. Curriculum and pedagogic approaches appropriate for culturally diverse classrooms.

Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  • be familiar with the major global transformations that are changing education;
  • understand the maner in which cultural diversity interacts with forces of globalisation within the international field;
  • understand the reasoning of various institutions and agencies that promote internationalisation of education;
  • play an active part in the internationalisation of educational institutions; and
  • be able to engage in networking on the Internet as part of ongoing self-education, research and working requirements.

Assessment

Major essay (5000 words): 50%; minor essay (2000 words): 25%; folio (2000 words): 25%.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Cynthia Joseph

Off-campus attendance requirements

Students are expected to maintain regular contact with the lecturers and other students in the class through the online environment; email, fax or phone, depending on which is most convenient. The unit consists of six topics presented sequentially. Each topic has been designed to be able to be completed over a two to three week period.