This course is designed for students with a first qualification in a discipline other than education. It orients learners to the education discipline broadly defined. It provides students with an understanding of concepts and contemporary issues in education and of educational contexts and systems, locally and globally. It develops knowledge and understanding of the major theoretical and professional debates in specialist areas within the field of education and locates these within contemporary research. Completion of this course positions students to pursue education-related careers and/or further study in education.
Postgraduate - Course
This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Education.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
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Admission and fees
Course progression map
0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
Students have a maximum of 3 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.
Graduate Certificate of Education Studies
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that students will be able to:
- acquire knowledge of foundational concepts and knowledge traditions in education
- develop understanding of recent issues and debates in policy and practice in education
- apply critical perspectives in their evaluation of substantive and contemporary issues and ideas in education
- demonstrate analytical skills in evaluating, synthesising and communicating academic concepts through learning and assessment tasks
- build confidence in academic literacy and demonstrate engagement at an advanced academic level.
The course consists of two units which develop your understanding of concepts and contemporary issues in education and of educational contexts and systems, locally and globally, and your knowledge and understanding of the major theoretical and professional debates in specialist areas within the field of education, and locates these within contemporary research.
The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/maps/map-d4001.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
This course comprises 24 credit points structured into two units, each of 12 points.
- EDF4610 Interacting with research in education contexts
- EDF4611 Investigating education issues in global contexts
* Note: Where circumstances necessitate, alternative units may be taken with the approval of the faculty.