International Education

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 policy, poverty and education
  • the ability to blend conceptual developments in the field of International Education with analysis of policies and practices.

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

Master of Education (International Education)

To qualify for the award of Master of Education (International Education) candidates must complete 8 units of study (48 credit points), including:

  • 3 units of study (18 credit points) of core units; and
  • 3 unit of study (18 credit points) of elective units from the table listed below; plus
  • 2 units of study (12 credit points) of capstone units.

Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (International Education)

To qualify for the award Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (International Educational) candidates must complete 6 units of study (36 credit points), including:

  • 3 units of study (18 credit points) of core units; and
  • 3 units of study (18 credit points) of elective units from the table listed below.

Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (International Education)

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (International Educational) candidates must complete 4 units of study (24 credit points), including:

  • 3 units of study (18 credit points) of core units; and
  • 1 unit of study (6 credit points) of elective units from the table below.

Course convenor

Professor Anthony Welch
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Room 542, Education Building, A35
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Units of study table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

International Education

Core units

EDPB5002
Globalisation and Education
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
EDPB5014
Intercultural Ed: Principles & Strategy
6      Semester 1
EDPB6013
Internationalisation of Education
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective units

EDPB5016
Global Poverty, Social Policy and Ed
6      Semester 2
EDPB5017
International Policy Trends in Education
6      Semester 1
EDPB5018
Investigating International Education
6      Semester 2

Capstone units

EDPZ6730
Special Project 1
6    P submit a proposal


Approval is contingent upon a staff member with relevant interests being available to supervise the proposed project.
Semester 1
Semester 2
EDPZ6731
Special Project 2
6    P submit proposal and have it approved prior to enrolling

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Approval is contingent upon a staff member with relevant interests being available to supervise the proposed project.
Semester 1
Semester 2
EDPZ6724
Dissertation Part 1
6    P submit a proposal and have it approved prior to enrolling

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
EDPZ6725
Dissertation Part 2
6    P EDPZ6724

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
EDPZ6720
Dissertation
12    P submit a proposal for dissertation and have it approved prior to enrolling

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2

Units of study listing

International Education

Core units

EDPB5002 Globalisation and Education

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Arathi Sriprakash 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 Mode of delivery: On-line
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 & 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 Mode of delivery: On-line
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.
EDPB6013 Internationalisation of Education

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Semester 1 : Dr Arathi Sriprakash; Semester 2 : 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 Mode of delivery: On-line
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: Dr Arathi Sriprakash 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 Mode of delivery: On-line
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 Mode of delivery: On-line
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; and the impact of ICTs on educational provision. 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.
EDPB5018 Investigating International Education

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Anthony Welch Session: 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 Mode of delivery: On-line
Investigation and analysis of modes of research in international education, and associated issues in cross-cultural research. Opportunity to apply skills and perspectives gained in previous study to a particular strategic, policy or theoretical problem that relates to a defined geographical context, policy setting, or program. 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.

Capstone units

EDPZ6730 Special Project 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr David Hirsh Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: several sessions with supervisor Prerequisites: submit a proposal Assessment: 1x6000wd report (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Approval is contingent upon a staff member with relevant interests being available to supervise the proposed project.
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 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: Dr David Hirsh Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: several sessions with supervisor Prerequisites: submit proposal and have it approved prior to enrolling Assessment: 1x6000wd report (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Approval is contingent upon a staff member with relevant interests being available to supervise the proposed project.
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 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.
EDPZ6724 Dissertation Part 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr David Hirsh Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: several meetings/discussions with supervisor Prerequisites: submit a proposal and have it approved prior to enrolling Assessment: satisfactory progress during semester; students then must enrol in EDPZ6725 Dissertation Part 2 the following semester. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington 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: Dr David Hirsh Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: several meetings/discussions with supervisor Prerequisites: EDPZ6724 Assessment: 1x12000wd report (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington 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: Dr David Hirsh Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: several meetings/discussions with supervisor. Prerequisites: submit a proposal for dissertation and have it approved prior to enrolling Assessment: 1x12000wd report (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington 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 Method unit of study prior to undertaking the Dissertation, which will support the proposal development.