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Comparative and International Education PG (9794.2)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education


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    • Teaching Period 5, 2019, INTENSIVE, HANGZHOU (187035) - View
    • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (191989) - View
    • Teaching Period 3, 2018, INTENSIVE, HANGZHOU (182809) - View
    • UC Term 2, 2017, INTENSIVE, HANGZHOU (166620) - View

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    This unit reviews major debates, theories and movements in comparative and international education. It introduces comparative and international studies that have led to educational development and change in different parts of the world. It will help students to critically assess and understand international and comparative education concepts. These include globalisation, the international education market, the role of international organisations, the structure and content of comparative and internationalised policy and curriculum.

    Learning Outcomes


    1. Upon successful completion of the unit, the students will have: Displayed understanding of concepts and theoretical perspectives in comparative and international education;

    2. Explored educational developments and reforms in a broad range of educational contexts;

    3. Critically examined market-based orientations to education, internationalised curriculum, and transnational mobility;

    4. Compared and contrasted educational systems, demonstrating an understanding of the role of international organisations, policies, and international assessment practices; and

    5. Critically analysed the comparative approaches in education with particular reference to the student?s own professional environment.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    20 hours Intensive face-to-face block plus on-line learning and 2 callback ( tutorial) days.





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