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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedSunway First semester (extended) 2013 (Flexible)
Sunway Second semester (extended) 2013 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Professor Tessa Dunseath


Contemporary Issues in Higher Education in South East Asia provides opportunities for staff to negotiate a program of study focusing on issues in Higher Education in South East Asia' that they identify as being most germane to their own teaching context and discipline. By undertaking a range of modules of study, candidates will be able to further develop their knowledge and skills in the areas of teaching, learning and assessment and improve their personal practice. Candidates will be required to undertake five workshop modules in this unit and complete the prescribed activities.


On successful completion of this unit, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the contemporary issues in Higher Education in South East Asia that are germane to their own teaching context, discipline and the local setting.
  2. Be able to draw on the relevant educational literature and research to become better informed about the impact of changing trends on pedagogical principles and practice.
  3. Be able to apply theory to their teaching approaches and strategies.
  4. Reflect on and demonstrate the impact that the selected issues have on their personal practice.




Assessment will be by Portfolio comprising evidence from a range of sources (eg., photos, journal notes, accounts of skills development) on the impact of the workshops on the candidate's personal teaching practice (100%, approximately 4,000 words or equivalent).

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Candidates are required to complete five workshop modules from the approved list for HED5052 offered by EQI or through schools and other Campus departments. Workshops may vary in length, but on average would be expected to be 3 to 4 hours (one half day each). Each module will also involve approximately 25 hours further study comprising literature and web searches, reading / reflection time; completion of assessment activities and compilation of a portfolio.