Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Term 3 2014 (Online)
Coordinator(s)Dr Miriam Faine


This unit provides students with a framework to understand and experience the incredible potential of living and learning in a global community that this program offers. The innovative nature of this cohort-based program, with units being taught in four different countries and universities, will make certain demands on students will as they encounter the diverse realities of other students' geographic locations. Through this unit, students will be introduced to the different ways in which globalisation manifests in people's lives and how the learning devices and technologies they will use will aid them in interacting with other students.


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

  1. interact freely and confidently, though asynchronously, with others from different contexts and cultures in an academic setting
  2. develop a personal learning profile which represents their entering achievements and characteristics
  3. develop an overall learning plan for the program based on self-assessment of their needs and opportunities
  4. record and reflect on their experiences in an intercontinental program and identify the implications of global change for their work in supporting learning in their own context.


Personal learning portfolio and profile (1600 words equivalent, 20%)
Learning plan which will guide your choice of activities in the rest of the program (1600 words equivalent, 20%)
Continuing portfolio or record of learning and your reflections on their experience. This builds upon the groundwork completed in the first assessment task where you establish your learning portfolio (1600 words equivalent, 20%)
Development of a capstone statement demonstrating how you have met the capabilities of the program. This is completed at the end of the Masters program (2400 words equivalent, 30%)
Participation in group discussion (800 words equivalent, 10%)

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