Negotiated Project (International)

Subject EDUC90490 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: To be negotiated with the supervisor.
Total Time Commitment:

240 hours total commitment. Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.


Completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International Baccalaureate) 981PY or the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International Baccalaureate) 981DP.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

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Subject Overview:

This subject comprises the [AQF] Capstone experience for this course and is compulsory for students who are seeking recognition for the IB Advanced Certificate in Teaching and Learning by the International Baccalaureate®. Students will undertake an individually negotiated school or community-based investigative study or project on issues that apply to the area of international education such as understanding learners, curriculum development and pedagogy, assessment, teacher collegiality and leadership, or international mindedness. Students must submit a proposal for consideration at the start of the semester and refine this as part of the project. Once the supervisor has accepted the proposal, the student should carry out the investigation or inquiry. During the investigation the student should have regular contact with the supervisor to report progress and receive academic advice. The project report should demonstrate skills in collecting primary data from the field and give clear evidence of research skills and critical judgement, and demonstrate the ability to present the outcomes in a disciplined way that conforms to normal scholarly conventions.


On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of an aspect of international education and its application within school or community contexts;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the theory and practice of educational research needed to evaluate research literature and carry out appropriate inquiry/research activity;
  • make effective use of the findings of educational writings and research in formulating solutions to the challenges in the area of international education;
  • demonstrate the capacity to engage in reflective, critical analysis.

There is one assessment task:

  • A research report or project report of 10,000 words (100 per cent) due at the end of the semester.

There is one hurdle requirement:

  • 20 minute oral presentation at the end of semester
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of essential knowledge and skills to undertake appropriate
  • inquiry/research activities;
  • Understand issues in international education and their application to school and/or
  • community contexts;
  • Evaluate and use critical reflection of educational writing and research;
  • Be able to articulate research in written and oral presentations.
Related Course(s): Master of Education (International Baccalaureate)
Master of Education (International Baccalaureate)

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