International Trends in Education - 2018

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Unit summary

EDMC501

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Case Study (50%) , Project - Investigation Project (50%)

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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,200.00
International 2,450.00

This unit examines the current trends shaping education systems and educational practice. It adopts an international perspective and examines developments in theories, research and policy that influence and change education and schooling. It explores the major influences education systems and their consequences for schools, teachers and learners. This unit provides educators with the theoretical and conceptual tools to understand and respond critically to contemporary educational change.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. identify and interpret the sources of current trends in education
  2. analyse and deconstruct the impact international trends have on the local education context
  3. evaluate and critique the impact international trends have on learning and teaching
  4. develop a predictive overview of future trends that will influence education.
  • Case Study (50%)
  • Project — Investigation Project (50%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Additional materials
  • Audio/Visual equipment

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Neoliberalism and governance
2Data and testing (1)
3Data and testing (2)
4Competition, privatisation and choice
5School autonomy
6Private study and consultations
7Educational leadership
8School effectiveness & improvement
9Re-casting inequality
10Educating in diverse contexts
11Consultations and unit review
12Reforming professional identity

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • FAQs
  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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