Education (International Education)

International Education

Candidates for the Master of Education (International Education) 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.
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (International Education) must complete 36 credit points, including 18 credit points of core units of study and 18 credit points of elective units of study.
Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Higher Education) must complete 24 credit points, including 18 credit points of core units of study and 6 credit points of elective units of study.

Core units

EDPB5002 Globalisation and Education

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Nigel Bagnall Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: on-line Assessment: 500wd minor overview (10%) and 1200wd review essay (20%) and 1500wd minor essay (20%) and 2500wd case study (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Online
Concepts of global integration and culture. Economic political and cultural dimensions of globalisation. Major interpretive approaches to globalisation. Major world trends in education assessed in light of globalisation. Globalisation of labour markets; marked forces in education; cross-cultural and trans-national trends in education provision; knowledge as a global construct; global organisations and agenda in education; emerging global and regional structures in education, students, educational professionals and knowledge workers in a globalising world. Investigation and report on a special study.
EDPB5014 Intercultural Ed: Principles and Strategy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Nigel Bagnall Session: Semester 1 Classes: on-line Assessment: 500wd minor overview (10%) and 1200wd review essay (20%) and 1500wd minor essay (20%) and 2500wd case study (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Online
Concepts of culture, cultural diversity and inter-cultural communications. Education and culture in the context of globalisation. The homogenisation and heterogenisation debate. Case studies of cultural diversity and inter-cultural education in the domains of policy, management, curriculum teaching and learning. Special study of cultural diversity and intercultural education in a selected international education context. Opportunity to draw upon personal experience to show understanding of the issues covered.
EDPB6013 Internationalisation of Education

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Anthony Welch Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: on-line Assessment: 500wd minor overview (10%) and 1200wd review essay (20%) and 1500wd minor essay (20%) and 2500wd case study (50%). Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Online
An investigation of major developments in internationalisation of education, at schooling, technical and further education, and higher education levels. Historical developments of internationalisation; contrasting interpretations and 20th century developments. Contemporary trend analysis including a detailed case study of a specific policy or program.

Elective units

EDPB5016 Global Poverty, Social Policy and Ed

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Nigel Bagnall Session: Semester 2 Classes: on-line Assessment: 500wd minor overview (10%) and 1200wd review (10%) and 1500wd minor essay (20%) and 1500wd minor essay (20%) and 2500wd case study (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Online
Investigation and analysis of: basic indicators of global poverty; key theories of poverty and development and their implications for social policy and education; western paradigms and their effects in non-western contexts; alternatives to westernisation; education as a form of foreign aid and development co-operation in multilateral, bilateral and non-government programs; multisectoral approaches to poverty alleviation strategies.
EDPB5017 International Policy Trends in Education

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Nigel Bagnall Session: Semester 1 Classes: on-line Assessment: 500wd minor overview (10%) and 1200wd review essay (20%) and 1500wd minor essay (20%) and 2500wd case study (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Online
Investigation and analysis of key trends in education change and reform in major Western countries including: shifting priorities in education policies; increasing emphasis on educational outcomes, testing and international comparisons of learning achievement; significance of shifts fostering lifelong learning and human capital formation; trends in educational accountability; changes in the role of the state and implications for the financing of education; privatisation and decentralisation of education. Impact of major demographic, economic and labour market developments on education policies; impact on youth policy and transition from school to work, and their educational implications. Opportunity to draw upon personal experience working in the field of international testing, or related areas of policy formation and
EDPB5018 Investigating International Education

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Anthony Welch Session: Semester 2 Classes: on-line Assessment: 500wd minor overview (10%) and 1000wd review essay (20%) and 1500wd minor essay (20%) and 2500wd case study (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Online
This unit focuses on the investigation and analysis of modes of research in international education, and associated issues in cross-cultural research. Students will review, research, and analyse modes of research, with support provided through relevant materials. Issues of data quality and range, the role of international organisations in providing data and shaping debates, and issues of power that should be negotiated in cross-cultural setting will be examined. Having surveyed some different methods, such as forms of scientism, ethnomethodology and post-colonialism, and had the chance to consider their relative strengths and weaknesses, students have the opportunity to examine the implications of using different methods in a comparative exercise of two different methodological frameworks.
EDPZ6011 Assessment Literacy for School Teachers

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Jim Tognolini Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: online delivery for 13 weeks Assessment: formative assessment and engagement (20%) and major project with 2 stages (total of 5500wds; 80%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Online
In Australia, one of the standards within the domain of Professional Knowledge describes what teachers must know and be able to do to 'assess, provide feedback, and report on student learning' at the 4 career levels. This unit provides a basic introduction to what teachers need to know and do to meet the assessment requirements of the assessment standards for the Proficiency Career Level.
EDPZ6012 Data Literacy for School Teachers

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Jim Tognolini Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hrs x13wks. Assessment: formative assessment and engagement 1000wds (20%) and major project with 3 assignments 5500 wds (80%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Online
Note: All sessions will be delivered by Webinar
The pressures and incentives that are driving the need for data literacy for school teachers come from many directions: (a) the move to a standards referenced system, (b) the integration of international, national and statewide high stakes testing programs, and (c) the requirement in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers that directly address data literacy. In this unit data literacy is broadly defined as the ability to understand and use data effectively to inform teaching and learning decisions.

Capstone units

EDPZ6730 Special Project 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor David Hirsh Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: several sessions with supervisor Prerequisites: 24 credit points of units Assessment: 1x6000wd project (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Special Project is a capstone unit, semester length independent investigation of a personally chosen topic in an educational context, the result of which is a 'product' of approximately 6,000 words such as a written report, review, account of the development of a resource, analysis of action research or critique of research. All 'products' should be demonstrably informed by relevant theory and research. The satisfactory completion of this unit provides an alternative to the regular face-to-face classroom unit of study for candidates enrolled in a graduate coursework award.
EDPZ6731 Special Project 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor David Hirsh Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: several sessions with supervisor Prerequisites: EDPZ6730 Assessment: 1x6000wd project (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Special Project is a semester length independent investigation of a personally chosen topic in an educational context, the result of which is a 'product' of approximately 6,000 words such as a written report, review, account of the development of a resource, analysis of action research or critique of research All 'products' should be demonstrably informed by relevant theory and research. The satisfactory completion of this unit provides an alternative to the regular face-to-face classroom unit of study for candidates enrolled in a graduate coursework award. This unit is only available to students enrolled in a course which requires them to complete Special Project 1 and Special Project 2.
EDPZ6724 Dissertation Part 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor David Hirsh Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: meetings/discussions with supervisor Assessment: satisfactory progress during semester; students then must enrol in EDPZ6725 Dissertation Part 2 the following semester Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The Dissertation is a piece of academic writing of approximately 12,000 words and represents a substantial original work. The Dissertation serves two different purposes in a student's progress through a Masters degree program, being a way for a student to study an area of interest in depth, or as a path to further research. Students seeking progress into a research higher degree, such as a doctoral program, are required to complete an empirical study, drawing on primary data. Note that for direct entry into a doctoral degree, an average of at least 80% across the Masters degree is needed. Students not intending to progress to a higher research degree may choose from a range of types of study. The Dissertation must incorporate an appropriate form of critical analysis and have as its basis a clearly structured conceptual framework. It is recommended that students complete a Research Methods unit of study prior to undertaking the Dissertation, which will support the proposal development. This unit is part one of the Dissertation which runs over two semesters; therefore, students must also enroll in EDPZ6725 Dissertation Part 2 in the following semester.
EDPZ6725 Dissertation Part 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor David Hirsh Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: meetings/discussions with supervisor Prerequisites: EDPZ6724 Assessment: 1x12000wd dissertation (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The Dissertation is a piece of academic writing of approximately 12,000 words and represents a substantial original work. The Dissertation serves two different purposes in a student's progress through a Masters degree program, being a way for a student to study an area of interest in depth, or as a path to further research. Students seeking progress into a research higher degree, such as a doctoral program, are required to complete an empirical study, drawing on primary data. Note that for direct entry into a doctoral degree, an average of at least 80% across the Masters degree is needed. Students not intending to progress to a higher research degree may choose from a range of types of study. The Dissertation must incorporate an appropriate form of critical analysis and have as its basis a clearly structured conceptual framework. It is recommended that students complete a Research Methods unit of study prior to undertaking the Dissertation, which will support the proposal development. This unit is part two of the Dissertation which runs over two semester; therefore, students must have also enrolled in EDPZ6724 Dissertation Part 1 in the previous semester.
EDPZ6720 Dissertation

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor David Hirsh Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: meetings/discussions with supervisor Assessment: 1x12000wd dissertation (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The Dissertation is a piece of academic writing of approximately 12,000 words and represents a substantial original work. The Dissertation serves two different purposes in a student's progress through a Masters degree program, being a way for a student to study an area of interest in depth, or as a path to further research. Students seeking progress into a research higher degree, such as a doctoral program, are required to complete an empirical study, drawing on primary data. Note that for direct entry into a doctoral degree, an average of at least 80% across the Masters degree is needed. Students not intending to progress to a higher research degree may choose from a range of types of study. The Dissertation must incorporate an appropriate form of critical analysis and have as its basis a clearly structured conceptual framework. It is recommended that students complete a Research Methodology unit of study prior to undertaking the Dissertation, which will support the proposal development.