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Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Generalist)

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  • Objectives
    Students completing the course should: * have knowledge of current thinking and research in their field of study; * be stimulated to think critically and analytically about issues and ideas; * be encouraged to think critically and creatively about their teaching; * have the opportunity to explore the relevance and application of new ideas to their professional practice; * engage in problem solving both independently and as a member of a team; * tease out their own assumptions and evaluate their own ideas; * demonstrate broad writing and communication skills; * be eligible, under particular specified conditions, for employment in designated positions within the Victorian Department of Education and Training, and in other schools authorities; * have an ongoing and deepening commitment to the study and practice of education * establish a sound basis for further studies in Education at the Masters level.
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Generalist)
  • Course description
    Course Stream Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    482-807  Curriculum Leadership and Management
    This subject focuses on the leadership and management competencies necessary to create an effective environment to enhance student learning and success. Topics include: teaching and learning methodologies, assessing student needs, staff development, ...     Semester 2     12.50

    482-809  Leading a Learning Community
    This subject examines the leadership necessary for developing a learning community. Candidates focus on topics and skills such as collaborative decision-making and problem solving; conflict management and negotiation; and team processes. Understandin...     Semester 2, Summer     12.50

    482-825  Assessment & Develop. of Administrators
    The subject examines the approach to staff assessment, selection and development using assessment centre methodology. Students learn the competencies necessary to become trained assessors in an assessment centre, and to apply these skills in that set...     Semester 2     25

    482-829  Personal and Interpersonal Processes
    This subject addresses development and understanding of self and others, interpersonal relationships, management of organisation and individual stress, conflict management and negotiation skills.     Summer     12.50

    482-892  School Effectiveness and Improvement
    This subject focuses on the international research literature on educational effectiveness, improvement and quality assurance in education. Candidates review theoretical frameworks developed to account for recent findings in the field of school and t...     Summer     12.50

    482-833  Designing a Thinking Curriculum
    This subject provides students the opportunity to design educational modules appropriate for their own setting. It involves first-hand experience in ways of improving questioning and fostering metacognitive, critical and creative thinking skills; fac...     Semester 2     12.50

    483-637  Researching Arts Education
    A study of qualitative methods of inquiry appropriate for researching arts education in a contemporary context. The subject examines interpretive research methodologies as they inform the reflective practice of arts educators. Current approaches to r...     Semester 1     25

    483-829  Language & Language Acquisition
    A study of the nature of the language learning task, including an analysis of spoken and written language, its acquisition and its use in bilingual and multilingual settings, together with an introduction to the implications of this for language teac...     Semester 1, Semester 2     25

    472-604  Assessment and Program Implementation
    This subject aims to develop knowledge and skills in the role and nature of norm referenced assessments; examines the principles and application of informal and alternative assessments and their application to developmental and sequential teaching; a...     Semester 2     12.50

    472-618  The Psychology of Exceptional Learning
    This subject examines concepts, theories and issues in educational and developmental psychology necessary to understand and diagnose academic learning disabilities that will lead to effective curriculum development. It will examine the individual dif...     Semester 2     12.50

    472-619  Prof Practice - Specific Learng Diff 1
    In these two subjects, students undertake the equivalent of 45 days of supervised professional practice in at least two different types of settings in block rounds of ten or fifteen days. These settings, both segregated and inclusive settings, provid...     Year Long     12.50

    472-620  Prof Practice Specific Learng Diff 2
    In these two subjects, students undertake the equivalent of 45 days of supervised professional practice in at least two different types of settings in block rounds of ten or fifteen days. These settings, both segregated and inclusive settings, provid...     Year Long     12.50

    476-886  School-based Intervention Strategies
    A broad range of instructional methods and strategies which are appropriate for classroom use with learners who have disabilities are examined. The subject focuses on the development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based instructional meth...     Semester 1     12.50

    476-889  Learning Disabilities: Literacy
    This subject reviews contemporary theories and explanations of learning disabilities in literacy and examine their underpinning assumptions and implications. Theories include schematic-interactive models, strategic models and orthographic learning mo...     Semester 1     12.50

    476-890  Learning Disabilities: Numeracy
    This subject reviews current theories of learning disabilities in numeracy and their implications for instruction. Relevant diagnostic and instructional models are analysed in terms of their theoretical bases, empirical support and implications for i...     Semester 2     12.50

    472-601  Working with Challenging Behaviour
    Students should understand and compare typical and atypical socioemotional development of children and students; observe and assess challenging behaviour and its impact on learning, self-esteem and social interaction in specialist and inclusive setti...     Semester 2     12.50

    472-604  Assessment and Program Implementation
    This subject aims to develop knowledge and skills in the role and nature of norm referenced assessments; examines the principles and application of informal and alternative assessments and their application to developmental and sequential teaching; a...     Semester 2     12.50

    472-640  Learning, Behaviour and ASD     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    472-627  Research Project in Deafness Studies
    This subject will guide the student through the structure and design of a research study including: critical evaluation of the literature; an introduction to statistical and descriptive methods of evaluation; constructing a research paper. Students w...     Semester 1, Semester 2     25

    476-892  Classroom Strategies:Gifted Education
    This subject examines the teaching of students who are intellectually gifted and talented. It examines (1) a general model for teaching gifted learners; (2) using the learning characteristics of gifted and talented students to identify the most appro...     Semester 1     12.50

    476-893  Understanding & Identifying Gifted Lrng
    This subject examines definitions and models of giftedness and talent, the learning and socio-emotional characteristics of gifted children and their educational needs. The implications of these for programs, provisions, means of identification and sc...     Semester 1     12.50

    485-602  Cyber Culture and Education
    Cultural analysis of the use of information and communications technology in industry, domestic and educational settings, identifying historical and theoretical perspectives on computer- mediated communication and computer and network aided practice;...     Semester 1     25

    485-601  Online Education and Training
    Survey information technologies used for online educational communication. Use and evaluate software and software packages for online education. Study strategies for teaching and learning online and develop an implementation plan for teaching and lea...     Semester 2     25

    485-829  Teaching With Information Technology
    The use of computers for educational purposes with emphasis on current research and educational philosophies of learning and teaching; current and potential uses in key learning areas. Implications for education of technological change, resourcing an...     Semester 2     25

    485-833  Multimedia and the Web for Education
    The subject focuses on the role of multimedia and the web for human communication and learning in educational contexts. The subject is suitable for all educators interested in combining practical activities with learning about associated techniques a...     Semester 1     25

    485-837  ICT and Curriculum
    An advanced examination of the use of computers within primary and secondary education begun in Teaching With Information Technology with a specialisation in one of these areas. A detailed investigation of the role and use of computers in a selected ...     Semester 1     25

    485-869  Discrete Maths. & Maths. Modelling
    An introduction to a broad range of discrete mathematics topics, including graph theory, Boolean algebra, difference equations, and simple numerical methods. Examination of some established mathematical models (both discrete and continuous). Methods ...     Semester 1     25

    485-870  Mathematical Statistics For Teachers
    Elementary probability; simulation;. random variables; exploratory data analysis; random sampling; parametric and non-parametric inference; hypothesis testing; analysis of variance; correlation; linear regression; time series; sample surveys; experim...     Semester 2     25

    482-616  The Thinking Curriculum-Theory & Prac     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     25

    483-620  Second Language Assessment
    A study of the theory and practice of second language assessment. Topics include: the purposes of language assessment, models of communicative language ability and their implications for assessment, the design of assessment instruments, assessing spe...     Semester 1     25

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