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EDF6703

Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedNot offered in 2013

Synopsis

World markets in international education in the context of globalisation, including on-shore and off-shore provision, cross-country collaboration and networking, on-line courses. International and global regulation of education, including accreditation, quality assurance, trade agreements and international agencies. Development of culturally informed approaches to providing, leading, managing and marketing international education. Reconciling educational, cultural institutional and economic objectives.

Outcomes

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

  • discuss international education markets in a global and historical context, with some knowledge both of the overall global picture in relation to foreign student education and transnational education, market activity in a number of countries, the regulatory environment in which international education takes place, and the role of quality assurance and of marketing;
  • understand the issues and dilemmas involved in the commercial production and distribution of an educational product, and the manifestation of those tensions in global geo-politics, e.g. relations between exporter English-language countries and importer less developed countries (LDCs); relate the foregoing to problems of professional practice.

Assessment

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

Off-campus attendance requirements

Offered as an off-campus distributed learning unit. Students are expected to maintain regular contact with the lecturer and other students in the class through the online environment, and by email, fax or phone, depending on which is most convenient.