Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) - Diploma Programme

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  • Objectives
    Students completing this course should be able to: * demonstrate a superior knowledge and understanding of educational theory in the field of international education; have an understanding of the theory and practice of educational research needed to evaluate research literature and carry out appropriate inquiry/research activity; * make effective use of the findings of educational writings and research in formulating solutions to issues or challenges in the area of international education; * demonstrate depth of knowledge and understanding that will enable them to be a resource for colleagues regarding issues in international education in particular professional situations; * demonstrate an appreciation of professional responsibilities and ethical principles in relation to the promotion of learning and teaching which should characterise leaders in the education profession.
  • Entry requirements
    Teachers and administrators in secondary education who want to broaden their understanding and skills in relation to the philosophy and concepts underlying the International Baccalaureate Programmes.
  • Academic title
    Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) - Diploma Programme
  • Course description
    Subject      Semester      Credit Points
    460-629  Introduction to the IB Diploma Programme
    This subject introduces participants to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP),as a philosophy and framework for learning and teaching. It examines the essential elements of the DP curriculum including concepts of balance and flexibil...     Semester 1     12.50

    460-630  The Diploma Programme Hexagon
    This subject investigates the role of the DP hexagon and its constituent parts in the design and structure of a balanced and flexible curriculum. Key issues will include challenges for learning and teaching in relation to: breadth/depth/specialisatio...     Semester 2     12.50

    460-631  Assessment & Reporting in the IB Diploma
    This subject investigates the integral role of assessment and reporting for learning and teaching. Participants will develop theoretical and practical understanding of the principles of assessment, focussing on assessment as a tool to promote student...     Semester 2     12.50

    460-632  IB Diploma Specialist Disciplines     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    460-638  Negotiated Project (International)
    Students will undertake an individually negotiated school or community-based investigative study or project on issues that apply to the area of international education such as understanding learners, curriculum development and pedagogy, assessment, t...     Semester 1, Semester 2     25

    Plus 25 points of elective subject

    Course Stream Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    460-639  Leadership in International Education     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     25

    460-634  Perspectives of International Education
    This subject introduces participants to the concept of international education. It examines the principles and nature of international education that can inform and shape learning, teaching and assessment in schools. Participants will explore theoret...     Semester 1     25

    476-695  Assessment & Reporting for Student Learn
    This subject examines judgement based assessment of competency in a range of settings from Vocational to Early Childhood. Various approaches to assessment data collection are examined including tests, observation, portfolios and the development and ...     Summer     25

    476-692  Reflection in Learning & Teaching
    In the study of thinking generally, and of learning and teaching in particular, reflection and metacognition are two focuses that have assumed prominence over the past two decades. Reflection builds upon a long history of educational enquiry; metacog...     Semester 2     25

    483-603  Innovation & Change In Language Ed.
    A study of key directions and innovations in language and literacy policy and programming in Australia and internationally. Topics include: the evolution of language and literacy teaching programs in different contexts; current issues in language edu...     Semester 1     25

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