Faculty of Education

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula Second semester (extended) 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Iris Duhn


The unit specifically addresses the provision of skills in critical analysis of early childhood educational policy, by considering educational research about policy concepts and their determination by prevailing social, economic and political forces. The unit develops skills in document analysis, information literacy as well as broadening students' capacities for corporate and social responsibility. The unit provides students with opportunities to develop research interests in areas that may be significant for their current professional practice, including Quality Reform Agenda; relationships between state and Commonwealth governments; managerial reform in schools and universities; shifts in capital funding sources for educational research and their implications for educational policy.


On completion of this unit, students will have developed:

  • Skills in critical analysis
  • Policy analysis
  • Information literacy
  • Awareness of corporate and social responsibilities in the field of education


Oral or written report (4000 words or equiv) 50% and Research presentation (oral or written; 4000 words equiv) 50%

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Contact hours

Equivalent to an average of 24 hours per week including 3 contact hours