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EDUF3027: International Education

The unit emphasis is on the underpinning global education trends of the developed world. A number of themes are dealt with in this global context. These include Indigenous education issues in Australia, the USA and New Zealand, the emergence of international curriculum and assessment and a number of education system case studies. These case studies will include the education systems of France, Great Britain, Brazil, China and India. The unit will appeal to students who are likely to work in organizations such as UNESCO, the OECD or the World Bank. It is a unit also of particular interest to students wishing to teach outside of Australia at some stage in their career.

Code EDUF3027
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
42 credit points of units

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

  • LO1. have a critical awareness of key trends in educational change and reform shared across a range of Western nations
  • LO2. understand the impact of demographic developments, economic growth and employment shifts on youth from a global perspective
  • LO3. understand the importance of lifelong learning as societies and economies become more dependent on the production and use of knowledge
  • LO4. understand how education as an investment in human skills can contribute to personal development, which in turn can contribute to personal and social development that has the potential to reduce social inequality
  • LO5. critically understand why, despite widening access to education, outcomes continue to vary greatly for individuals, between as well as within countries
  • LO6. develop an experience of having applied these skills to advanced academic research, bibliographic searches and writing tasks.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.