The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019
Course code

EDUC4800

Units

10 units

Level

4000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course is designed to prepare teachers to successfully work in diverse learning environments in Australia and abroad and to prepare for leadership roles in education policy and governance. It introduces pre-service teachers to global issues in education with a focus on initiatives for diversity, equity, and innovation.

Students will acquire a socio-historical and comparative understanding about the global expansion of mass education and contemporary challenges related to transnational flows of people, ideas, and resources.

They will increase their knowledge about diverse geographical and political world regions, and accompanying educational traditions.

Through project-based tasks, students will acquire an in-depth knowledge about education in a country of their choice. In addition, they will develop the skills and capacity to use different kinds of educational data for comparative analyses of international education policy and practice.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Ourimbah

  • Winter - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Engage with and teach about cultural diversity and equity;

2. Understand diverse educational systems and practices in historical and cultural context;

3. Apply different kinds of educational data to research successful international and global initiatives for equity and diversity;

4. Develop an in-depth case study on educational issue of their choice;

5. Develop critical media literacy skills to construct informed comparisons between educational contexts in Australia and other countries.

6. Work collaboratively on a project-based learning task.


Content

The course is organized around the following topical areas:

  1. History of the emergence and expansion of mass education in global perspective
  2. Conditions for learning and teaching in a globalized world
  3. Qualitative and quantitative data and indicators used in global and local education policy making
  4. Education traditions rooted in indigenous and non-western cultures
  5. Critical analysis of media representations of education and educators and the impact on education policy and programming

Requisites

Students must meet the Teacher Education Milestone and be active in one of 11715, 12214, 12215, 12216, 12217, 12218, 12219, 12220, 12223, 12340, 12367, 12368, 12369, 12370, 12371, 12372, 12373, 40096, 40105, 40106, 40107, 40108, 40109, 40110 OR 40120.

Enrolment in this course is dependent on meeting the teacher education admission milestone of successful completion of

- Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or

- 80 units of UoN courses or

- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways or

- Commencement in the program pre 2016


Assumed knowledge

Minimum of 160 units of undergraduate study


Assessment items

Online Learning Activity: Online learning activities

Written Assignment: Written Critical Reflection

Presentation: Oral presentation


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 10 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 1

Either timetabled or online learning as specified in the course outline. Delivery will be either on a weekly basis or in a block mode.

Self-Directed Learning

Online 6 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 1

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 18 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 1

Ourimbah

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 10 hour(s) per Term Full Term

This course will be delivered in a compressed one week format

Self-Directed Learning

Online 6 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 1

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 18 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 1