Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Year and Campus:||2012 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Level:||Research Higher Degree|
|Duration & Credit Points:||Students are expected to complete this research in 1.50 years full time, or equivalent part time.|
Associate Professor Kay Margetts
Education Student Centre
Level 2 Alice Hoy Building
The Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) offers a specialist degree particularly for teachers and administrators in early childhood and primary education who want to extend their knowledge and understanding of IB education by undertaking more focused inquiry and school and community-based research into understanding learners, curriculum development and pedagogy, assessment, teacher collegiality and leadership or international-mindedness, with reference to IB policy and practice.
Please note that this program will not provide graduates with qualifications to teach in Australia.
Students completing this course should be able to:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
In addition to completing the core subjects of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International Baccalaureate) students must complete a thesis of 20,000 words (75 points).
Students are required to undertake methodology studies concurrently with their Masters studies if methodology studies have not already been undertaken prior to entry to the course or at the direction of their supervisor. Students enrolled in Stream 100A are required to attain an average of at least 75% in their coursework component before commencing their thesis. If this score is not attained, progress will be assessed on an individual basis. Students not permitted to enrol in the thesis will be able to complete the degree by transferring into Stream 100B. The thesis must address an issue in international education.
This is a research-classified course. Graduates of Stream 100A may be eligible to apply for entry to the PhD or Doctor of Education programs. Students must publicly present a research paper in the last six months of their candidature.
Study Period Commencement:
Approved Research Methodology subject and thesis
Study Period Commencement:
August, Semester 1
RHD First Half Year, RHD Second Half Year
An applicant may be eligible for entry into the Master of Education (International Baccalaureate), Stream 100A, if the applicant has:
The documented record of activity and/or publications referred to must entail clearly research-driven initiative(s) that generated a written product for which the author was sole or significant contributor or author. This initiative may be centred on workplace-related issues, but it must extend further than routine endeavours that would be considered part of normal practices within the educational workplace (for example, normal subject or course evaluation or policy formulation). The design of the research should reflect sound, explicit conceptual and methodological bases and it should include either empirical or document-based data collection and analysis. The report should constitute an advance in current knowledge in the field. Overall, the information supplied must convince the selection committee that the applicant has sufficient educational research expertise or experience to enable successful completion of the degree within the time allowed.
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne Graduate School of Education welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Graduate School policy to take reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the Graduate School’s programs.
In all courses
Students who feel a disability will prevent them from meeting the above academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit.
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|Links to further information:||www.education.unimelb.edu.au|
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