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|Unit chair:||A Vongalis-Macrow|
Penelope Pitt-Alizadeh (X)
|Note: For students who are not currently teaching in an international school, the assignments should be approached either from the perspective of an international school with which they are familiar or what it would take for a school with which they are familiar to become an ‘international’ school.|
Curriculum and assessment are processes that lie at the heart of schooling. Many attempts are currently being made to internationalise these processes- either by the extension of ‘national’ systems into international contexts are by the establishment of ‘supra-national systems such as the International Baccalaureate. This competition for influence is examined within the processes of globalisation, democratisation and inclusion which provide the current context for international schooling. Examples and case studies are provided and students are expected to contribute examples of these processes at work in international schools with which they are familiar.
Task 1 50% 3000words A brief case study of the curriculum and assessment practices of an international school and the sources from which they are drawn.
Task 2 50% 3000 words. An analysis of the curriculum and assessment practices of an international school and their relationship to the political, social and cultural context of the school.
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