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3210

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education

Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titlePostgradDipEd
CRICOS code065566B
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Off-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3210
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9905 2888 or email education.clayton@monash.edu or visit http://www.education.monash.edu.

Course coordinator

http://www.education.monash.edu.au/courses/course-advisers.html

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

This course is designed to meet the needs of educators, educational administrators, managers, policy makers and others interested or involved in learning and education or working in the wider educational community, who wish to pursue studies at postgraduate level. Students choose from a broad range of units and have the option of completing a designated specialisation pathway.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html.

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • understand reflective practice and its relationship to ongoing professional learning and growth
  • reflect on the relationship between theory and practice in teaching
  • understand classroom practice and its relationship to student learning
  • develop a greater awareness of the nature of professional learning
  • understand the nature of professional knowledge of practice
  • develop deeper understandings of a diversity of approaches to teaching and learning about practice
  • understand the central role of professional learning in the ongoing development of professional knowledge of practice.

Structure

This course consists of one of the following two options:

  • Option one: three elective units* and a research unit or professional project
  • Option two: one elective unit and a research unit and a thesis.

* Students may choose to enrol in a series of elective units which make up a designated specialisation.

Requirements

Option one

Students must complete:

(i.) any three 12-point units selected from the units offered within the postgraduate coursework studies' programs, and which may be chosen to form a designated specialisation (outlined below)

(ii.) an appropriate 12-point research unit selected from:

  • EDF6010 Professional project A
  • EDF6020 Professional project B
  • the faculty's suite of research methodology units.

Option two

Students must complete:

(i.) an appropriate 12-point research unit selected from the faculty's suite of research methodology units

(ii.) one 12-point unit selected from the units offered within the postgraduate coursework studies' programs

(iii.) EDF6031 Masters thesis part 1 and EDF6032 Masters thesis part 2 (16,000 words) (totalling 24 points).

Elective units

Students can choose any 12-point units from the entire range of units offered within the education postgraduate coursework studies' programs.

Note: Electives usually do not need the course adviser's approval, unless there are exceptional circumstances (i.e. if the student wishes to enrol in a unit from another faculty).

Specialisation pathways

Students undertaking option one may choose to enrol in a series of units which make up a designated specialisation as outlined below. Some additional elective units may also be required, depending on the specialisation chosen. Where students undertake a series of units that meet the requirements of an approved specialisation pathway, this specialisation will be shown on their testamur.

Specialisation units

Where a 12-point unit is available for selection it must be chosen from the units offered within the education postgraduate coursework studies' programs.

Adult and work-based learning
  • EDF6802 Adult education and training: Theories and pedagogies
  • EDF6863 Fostering learning in practice
Bilingual/immersion education

(Only available on a cohort basis)

  • EDF6201 Theory and principles of bilingual/immersion education
  • EDF6202 Establishing, maintaining and evaluating an immersion program
  • EDF6228 Content-based teaching in languages
Early childhood

Select two of:

  • EDF6641 The social and political contexts of early childhood
  • EDF6642 Contexts for childhood
  • EDF6643 Values in early childhood education
  • one 12-point unit
Educational technologies
  • EDF6442 Digital agency: The impact of digital technologies on education and society
  • EDF6444 Emerging educational technologies
  • EDF6447 Instructional design: Harnessing educational technologies for learning
Gifted education

Select two of:

  • EDF6607 Gifted education: Identification and programming
  • EDF6610 The psychology of the gifted child
  • EDF6613 Advanced studies in gifted education
  • one 12-point unit
International education
  • EDF6701 Globalisation and education
  • EDF6702 Internationalising the curriculum
  • EDF6703 International education markets
Leadership, policy and change

Select three of:

Literacy studies

Select one of

  • EDF6115 Communication practices and the use of new media
  • EDF6308 School and community literacy practices

In addition EDF6236 (Language, society and cultural difference) is recommended but not compulsory.

Mathematics and science education
  • EDF6401 Research on teaching and learning science and mathematics
  • EDF6402 Research on science and mathematics curriculum
  • one 12-point unit
Music education
  • EDF6322 Teaching music: Policy and practice
  • EDF6323 Learning music: Current research issues
  • EDF6324 European perspectives on music education
Teaching Languages other than English (LOTE)

(Only available on a cohort basis)

  • EDF6223 LOTE methodology
  • EDF6224 Advanced practicum in language teaching: LOTE*
  • EDF6234 Curriculum design and evaluation in languages education

* This unit is mandatory for those teachers wishing to be fully qualified for employment with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD), who have not already qualified to teach LOTE. Qualified LOTE teachers only may choose another master's unit relevant to their course as approved by the course adviser.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • EDF6233 Theory and practice of TESOL
  • EDF6234 Curriculum design and evaluation in languages education or EDF6010 Professional project A or EDF6020 Professional project B or a research methodology unit
  • EDF6236 Language, society and cultural difference
  • EDF6238 Advanced practicum in language teaching: TESOL
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - International
  • EDF6233 Theory and practice of TESOL
  • EDF6236 Language, society and cultural difference

Select one of:

  • EDF6201 Theory and principles of bilingual/ immersion education
  • EDF6210 Language testing and assessment
  • EDF6232 Professional practice for teachers of English as a foreign language*
  • EDF6234 Curriculum design and evaluation in languages education

* Students with less than three years of approved relevant teaching experience must complete this unit.

Progression to further studies

Students who wish to keep open the option of articulating into the Master of Education degree and complete a research project must complete one research methodology unit as one of their four units of study.

Award(s)

Postgraduate Diploma of Education
Postgraduate Diploma of Education specialising in Adult and Work-based Learning
Postgraduate Diploma of Education specialising in Bilingual / Immersion Education
Postgraduate Diploma of Education specialising in Early Childhood Education
Postgraduate Diploma of Education specialising in Educational Technologies
Postgraduate Diploma of Education specialising in Gifted Education
Postgraduate Diploma of Education specialising in International Education
Postgraduate Diploma of Education specialising in LOTE
Postgraduate Diploma of Education specialising in Leadership, Policy and Change
Postgraduate Diploma of Education specialising in Literacy Studies
Postgraduate Diploma of Education specialising in Mathematics and Science Education
Postgraduate Diploma of Education specialising in Music Education
Postgraduate Diploma of Education specialising in TESOL
Postgraduate Diploma of Education specialising in TESOL - International

Where more than one award is listed the actual award conferred may depend on units/majors/streams/specialisations studied, the level of academic merit achieved, or other factors relevant to the individual student's program of study.