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  • Objectives
    This specialisation aims to:* demonstrate an understanding of societies and cultures of Asia, including an awareness of prevailing attitudes towards those societies and cultures;* demonstrate a knowledge of Asian issues as they apply to the relevant learning area(s);* identify appropriate strategies to relate studies of Asia to the curriculum expectations within the education system; and * demonstrate skills and confidence required to develop/adapt teaching and learning programs to incorporate aspects of studies of Asia as appropriate.Learning outcomesIt is expected that graduates from this specialisation will be able to: * critically discuss and evaluate current theory and research in selected areas of educational policy and practice; * examine recent writing in the field of education with an informed, critical perspective; * translate knowledge gained from reading, discussion and writing into educational practices; * contribute to the informed construction of educational policy, whether local, national or global.
  • Entry requirements
    Domestic StudentsApplicants must normally hold an approved 3 year degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant field.Masters degrees are 72-unit courses but credit of up to 36 units may be granted for an approved 4 year degree and relevant work experience. Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate or equivalent receive some credit when progressing to Education Masters program.Accredited professional development pathways modules may also be recognised. Refer to Accreditation of Professional Development Pathways Modules at Flinders University for more details. International StudentsApplicants must normally hold an approved 3 year degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant field.Masters degrees are 72-unit courses but credit of up to 36 units may be granted for an approved 4 year degree and relevant work experience. Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate or equivalent receive some credit when progressing to Education Masters program.Accredited professional development pathways modules may also be recognised. Refer to Accreditation of Professional Development Pathways Modules at Flinders University for more details.English language requirements: If English is not your 1st language you must meet English language requirements.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Education (Studies of Asia)
  • Course description
    This articulated program is designed for practising teachers, advisory personnel and school curriculum leaders.

    The underlying rationale for the award is the increasing importance of the Asian region, regionally and globally, and hence the critical need for studies of Asia to be included in school teaching and learning programs at all levels.

    It has two principal domains - knowledge and pedagogy. In the knowledge domain it provides students with a wide range of opportunities to extend their understandings of the societies and cultures of the Asian region. In the pedagogy domain it assists students to develop effective strategies for the inclusion of studies of Asia across the curriculum.

    Upon completing the program students will be able to view selected societies and cultures of Asia through the perspective of a range of learning areas, such as society and environment, the arts, and English. The respective topics take an intercultural approach, and an Asian in-country experience is both valued and encouraged.

    The Master of Education is a 72-unit flexible coursework program that allows students to create individual programs to suit their interests and thus shape their own educational pathways.

    Students can choose to apply for admission for either the generic MEd or the following optional specialisation.

    THE MASTER OF EDUCATION AND RELATED SPECIALISATIONS DO NOT QUALIFY GRADUATES FOR TEACHER REGISTRATION.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY [November, 2008]

    To qualify for the Master of Education (Studies of Asia) a student must complete 72 units, including approved credit, with a grade of P or NGP or better.

    Students must include at least three 6-unit Studies of Asia topics from those listed below among their required topics.

    The remaining topics will normally also be Studies of Asia topics, but may include elective topics drawn from other masters level education topics.

    EDAS8003A
        

    Society and Environment Learning Area 1 (Pre-Modern Asian Civilisations)
        

    6

    EDAS8004A
        

    Society and Environment Learning Area 2 (Contemporary Issues and Values)
        

    6

    EDAS8005A
        

    Arts Learning Area 1 (Arts of Asia: Sources and Cultural Contexts)
        

    6

    EDAS8006A
        

    Arts Learning Area 2 (Arts in Contemporary Asia: Traditions and Tensions)
        

    6

    EDAS8007A
        

    English Learning Area 1 (Literatures from Asia)
        

    6

    EDAS8008A
        

    English Learning Area 2 (Contemporary Asian Literature and Literary Representations of Asian-Australian Relations)
        

    6

    EDES9362B
        

    Education Field Study: Asia (Utilising Asia In-Country Experience to Extend Knowledge and Develop Classroom Curriculum) or Educational Research
        

    6

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