EEG702 - Professional Learning Theory and Practice in International Education


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Cloud (online), CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

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.

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