Learning: Multiple Perspectives, Policies and Practices
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- 27 Jul 2020
This research-based university in Perth has a strong interdisciplinary focus and a reputation for outstanding teaching and ground-breaking research. With more than 22,000 students and 2,000 staff from over 90 countries, and campuses in Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch embraces free thinking, shared ideas and knowledge to make a difference, and Open Universities Australia is certainly part of that.
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On successful completion of this subject you should be able to:
- gain deeper understanding of their specialised area of study
- develop a scholarly approach to investigation of content
- identify and investigate an area of personal interest from multiple perspectives (historical and contemporary theory and issues, research methods, media, theory, critical incidences, popular culture, data sets, professional associations, cultural, curriculum, technology, capabilities, global, competencies, inclusive practices, policy and pedagogy)
- synthesise and present learning in creative forms and in terms of policy, practices and potentialities.
- Identified area of study
- Examination of current research, reforms and debates in chosen field of study
- Critical review of multiple perspectives
- Employment of a structured approach to project based and inquiry based learning
Enrolment in a graduate education course or permission of the Academic Chair.
No special requirements
This subject provides students opportunity to understand, investigate and appreciate the multiple perspectives, policies and practices impacting education and the teaching profession. It highlights the role of an educator including the historical, sociocultural and contemporary context in which educators find themselves working. The subject introduces educators to a conceptual model of investigation that explores and interrogates multiple perspectives on a specific concept, topic, project, program, pedagogy, phase of learning or critical learning incident. The evidence driven and diagnostic approach to this subject offers multiple perspectives into students individuals, groups, phases of learning and diverse contexts.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
The tasks in this subject add depth to the graduate specialisation area in which the student is enrolled. Students will develop an understanding of multiple perspectives required for scholarly activity and the importance of a community of practice. Students are expected to outline their intended learning in the educational setting and curriculum of their choice and provide artefacts as part of the record of their experience and reflection on their learning. Feedback is provided university staff throughout the duration of the investigation. 1. One individual meeting (skype or face to face) and three compulsory 30 minute sessions (face-to face or webinars). Structured occasions for learning and reflecting (20%) 2. Project (50%) 3. Research poster to synthesise the investigation (30%)
- Personalised Goal Setting and Individual Engagement (20%%)
- Research Poster – synthesis of study (30%%)
- Multiple Perspectives Project and embedded Annotated Literature/Artefact Review (50%%)
Textbooks are not required.