|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
Term 1 - Online
Term 3 - Online
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject introduces participants to the International Baccalaureate (IB), as a philosophy and framework for learning and teaching. It examines the essential elements of the IB model including the IB mission statement, and the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and Diploma Programme (DP). Participants will focus on developing understandings of international education, values education, and the centrality of the Learner Profile to an IB education as well as exploring theoretical implications of international mindedness in the IB’s programmes.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the philosophies, values and history underpinning the International Baccalaureate programmes;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the centrality of the IB Mission Statement to an IB education;
- Articulate the centrality of the Learner Profile to an IB education and the implications for learning and teaching in the IB;
- Critically analyse the role of the IB programmes within a broader education landscape;
- Articulate theoretical understandings and implications of operating a curriculum that has a clear internationalist ideology.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
• Demonstrate essential knowledge and understanding of the philosophy of IB Education programmes and the position of the programmes in the continuum;
• Understand the key concepts of curriculum that underpin the IB programmes;
• Evaluate and use constructive criticism in different contexts.
• Specifically relate the IB Learner Profile to their teaching.
Eligibility and requirements
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Learner profile presentation (10 minutes) (1000 words equivalent), due week 4, 20%
- International education essay (2,500 words), due week 9, 50%
- Critical reading presentation (in pairs, 10 minutes) (1000 words equivalent, 500 words per student), from week 2 o week 7, 10%
- Annotated learner profile mind map (1,000 words equivalent), due week 5, 20%
Dates & times
- Term 1 - Online
Principal coordinator Nicky Dulfer Mode of delivery Online Contact hours 24 Total time commitment 170 hours Pre teaching start date 28 January 2019 Pre teaching requirements Week 0 (week before term begins): optional webinar to test online tools. Teaching period 4 February 2019 to 31 March 2019 Last self-enrol date 29 January 2019 Census date 22 February 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 15 March 2019 Assessment period ends 7 April 2019
Term 1 contact informationMelbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149 Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT. Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.
- Term 3 - Online
Principal coordinator Nicky Dulfer Mode of delivery Online Contact hours 24 hours Total time commitment 170 hours Pre teaching start date 15 July 2019 Pre teaching requirements Week 0 (week before term begins): optional webinar to test online tools. Teaching period 22 July 2019 to 15 September 2019 Last self-enrol date 16 July 2019 Census date 9 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 30 August 2019 Assessment period ends 22 September 2019
Term 3 contact information
Time commitment details
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Subject notes
"International Baccalaureate" is a registered trademark of the International Baccalaureate Organization
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) DP Course Master of International Education (International Baccalaureate) Course Graduate Certificate in Education (International Baccalaureate) DP
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
Additional information for this subject
Subject coordinator approval required
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.