Education (International Education)

Coursework

The Master of Education (International Education) offers in-depth insights into issues such as the processes and outcomes of globalisation in education, internationalising institutions and systems, and intercultural education.

During the course, which is available only by distance mode and is delivered entirely online through Sydney eLearning, candidates have the opportunity to apply the insights they gain to a topic of their choice, developing one or two small research essays through negotiations with an academic team member.

All academics attached to the program are actively engaged in researching the issues about which they teach.

Participants in the program are usually teachers and other professionals such as planners, officials and aid workers who are either currently employed – or training for future employment – in the field of international education.

Awards and requirements

Master of Education (International Education)
To qualify for the award of Master of Education (International Education) candidates must complete 48 credit points, including:

  • 18 credit points of core units of study;
  • 18 credit points of elective units of study; and
  • 12 credit points of capstone units of study


Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (International Education)
To qualify for the award Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (International Education) candidates must complete 36 credit points, including:

  • 18 credit points of core units of study; and
  • 18 credit points of elective units of study


Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (International Education)
To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (International Education) candidates must complete 24 credit points, including:

  • 18 credit points of core units of study; and
  • 6 credit points of elective units of study

Please note: units of study in International Education are only offered via distance mode.

Outcomes

At the successful conclusion of this designated program students should be able to demonstrate:

  • a critical understanding of globalisation, especially in relation to education
  • enhanced understanding of the theory and practice of internationalisation and various means of promoting it
  • historical and trans-cultural understanding of antecedents to current internationalisation trends, in both Western and non-Western traditions
  • detailed analytical and critical understandings of internationalisation at school, further education, and higher education levels, with a detailed investigation at one of these levels
  • critical understandings of conceptual and strategic differences between globalisation and internationalisation, as well as the relationship between the two
  • a detailed understanding of theories of intercultural education, and of international schools
  • greater insight into the relationship between globalisation, social and educational policy, global reform movements, poverty international development and education
  • the ability to blend conceptual developments in the field of International Education with analysis of policies and practices.
  • enhanced cultural competence
  • greater critical thinking and problem solving
  • enhanced communication skills
Contact

Associate Professor Nigel Bagnall
Phone: 02 9351 6356
Location: Room 528, Education Building, A35
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