Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) - Primary Years 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 early childhood and primary 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) - Primary Years Programme
  • Course description
    Subject      Semester      Credit Points
    472-643  IB Primary Years Programme Introduced
    This subject introduces participants to the Primary Years Programme (PYP), in the International Baccalaureate, as a philosophy and framework to promote teaching and learning and international-mindedness. It examines the essential elements of the PYP ...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    472-644  Assessment and Reporting (IB)
    This subject investigates the integral role of assessment and reporting for learning and teaching. Participants will develop a theoretical and practical understanding of the principles of assessment, focussing on assessment as a tool to promote stude...     Semester 2     12.50

    472-645  Concept Driven Curriculum (IB)
    Participants will explore how learners construct meaning including how understanding is acquired and what differentiates it from knowledge. Strategies for supporting the development of higher order thinking skills including the role of student direct...     Semester 2     12.50

    472-646  IB Primary Years Programme Advanced
    In this subject, participants will further develop their understanding of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) gained from IB Primary Years Programme Introduced through both theoretical and practical components. Participants will explore definitions of ...     Semester 1     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

    AND 25 points of elective subjects chosen from the following

    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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