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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Miriam Faine


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 Miriam Faine

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.