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EDPB5018: Research in International Education

2021 unit information

The unit focuses on investigation and analysis of modes of research in international education, and related issues in cross-cultural research. Students review and analyse various modes of research. Issues of data quality and range, the role of international organisations in providing data and shaping debates, and issues of power that should be negotiated in cross-cultural setting are examined. Having surveyed different methods, such as forms of scientism, ethnomethodology and post-colonialism, and had opportunities to consider their relative strengths and weaknesses, students examine implications of using different methods in a comparative study of two different methodological frameworks.

Unit details and rules

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Code EDPB5018
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Develop critical understanding of the historical development of thinking about theories and methods of research in international education.
  • LO2. Develop or extend critical understanding of major interpretive approaches to international research in education, as well as an understanding of the use and abuse of more quantitative methods in the field.
  • LO3. Gain or extend understandings of international research methods in education within specific contexts, as well as an understanding of more general trends
  • LO4. Understand the implications of adopting one or other research methods in international education.
  • LO5. Apply skills and insights developed in a special investigation
  • LO6. Develop independent study skills
  • LO7. Develop online research capacities
  • LO8. Develop high-level writing skills

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Semester 1 2021
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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