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International Education: Issues and Practices in Schools (EDU613)

Organisational Unit School of Education
Credit Points 4
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal, TSD-internal
Description This is the core unit for the Graduate Certificate of International Ed. The approach to learning is based on inquiry and reflection. This unit introduces historical and contemporary issues and practices related to international education, schools, teachers and students. A range of international curricular are examined, particularly the International Baccalaureate suite of Programs (PYP,MYP, DP). The unit includes field experience in IB schools (for non-IB teachers). A digital Portfolio of Learning will be developed against the IB Standards and Practices.
Timetabled Learning Activities Five-day intensive program delivered on campus including time in IB schools to contextualise theory and practice. Dubai offering is aligned with teaching period.
Other Learning Experiences Non-IB students will undertake school visits to observe and discuss planning, teaching and assessment strategies of IB Schools.
Assessment Assessment for EDU613 includes three assessment tasks:
1. Critical Analysis and Creative Presentation- observed (25%)
2. Portfolio of Learning based on IB Standards and Practices: evidence against the criteria based on readings (annotated bibliography) and school visits 45%)
3. IB Research paper based on area of interest.(30%)
Feedback for EDU613 involves:
1. Ongoing feedback from unit coordinator
2. Feedback from assessment tasks
3. Self assessment against IB Standards and Practices
4. Feedback related to Moodle Question and Answer
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Master of Education (Coursework) (Offshore).
Notes This unit is for qualified teachers.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
International Education: Issues and Practices in Schools (EDN513) - as for EDU613 except as follows
Organisational Unit School of Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: SP3-internal (closed)
Timetabled Learning Activities 5 day on campus intensive at the Murdoch campus
Other Learning Experiences Field experience in an International Baccalaureate school.
Assessment Assessment for EDN513 includes three assessment tasks:
1. Critical Analysis and Creative Presentation- observed (25%)
2. Portfolio of Learning based on IB Standards and Practices: evidence against the criteria based on readings (annotated bibliography) and school visits 45%)
3. IB Research paper based on area of interest.(30%)
Feedback for EDN513 involves:
1. Ongoing feedback from unit coordinator
2. Feedback from assessment tasks
3. Self assessment against IB Standards and Practices
4. Feedback related to Moodle Question and Answer
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Master of Education (Coursework) OR Master of Asian Studies.
Previously 2013: EDU613
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Appears in these Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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