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EEG702 - Professional Learning Theory and Practice in International Education

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:J Allen



Students must be enrolled in course E500, E700, E740, E746, E770, E760, E760P or E760S

Incompatible with:



The internationalisation of education necessitates that professional educators rethink their approaches to professional learning. Professional learning takes place within contexts of cultural and educational diversity in which educators negotiate their work and pedagogical practices. This unit will critically explore the changing nature of professionalism in a range of international educational contexts. Students will critically reflect on their own knowledge and practices in   the light of current learning theories and contemporary practices in international educational classrooms and contexts. The unit will require students investigate the implications of the rising expectations on teachers that require them to be learners, researchers and networkers, implementing research based policy and practice within international education contexts and teacher labour markets. The unit draws on comparative sociology to theorise professionalization and educational practices that are emerging from global educational markets, for example, IBO. It will require students to analyse and theorize about teachers' professional learning needs in international contexts, apply these learning to their own practices and relate these to student learning outcomes.


Task 1. Essay -  A critical analysis of theory and practice in contemporary international education contexts, 2500 words, 50%.

Students will critically analyse how contemporary practices in international educational classrooms and contexts are informed by current learning theories. They will demonstrate a critical understanding of the changing nature of professionalism in the international context.


Task 2. Essay -  A theorised philosophy and plan for effective teaching in the international context, 2500 words, 50%.

Students will develop and present a professional philosophy and teaching plan that are appropriately analysed and theorised for the international context. They will link theory and practice and provide a well-researched argument that shows how the plan will improve student learning outcomes.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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