2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Trimester 2: Cloud (online), CBD* - no longer offered 2020, reoffered 2021
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including weekly engagement with materials and responses in discussion forums
*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery
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 to 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 learnings to their own practices and relate these to student learning outcomes.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Identify and select relevant literature and source material in order to engage with current theories and research
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
Evaluate literature and source material and be able to articulate and argue its appropriateness, value and balance
Interpret and present source material and make connections between published literature and experiential evidence, particularly evidence gained from their personal experience
GLO5: Problem solving
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: EEG702 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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