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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr C Joseph


Understanding competing motivations for internationalisation of curriculum. Identifying and developing international and inter-cultural skills. Knowledge transfer across cultural and national boundaries. Curriculum and pedagogic approaches appropriate for culturally diverse classrooms.


Upon the successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  • be familiar with the major global transformations that are changing education;
  • understand the maner in which cultural diversity interacts with forces of globalisation within the international field;
  • understand the reasoning of various institutions and agencies that promote internationalisation of education;
  • play an active part in the internationalisation of educational institutions; and
  • be able to engage in networking on the Internet as part of ongoing self-education, research and working requirements.


Major essay (5000 words): 50%; minor essay (2000 words): 25%; folio (2000 words): 25%.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Cynthia Joseph

Off-campus attendance requirements

Students are expected to maintain regular contact with the lecturers and other students in the class through the online environment; email, fax or phone, depending on which is most convenient. The unit consists of six topics presented sequentially. Each topic has been designed to be able to be completed over a two to three week period.