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Introduction to the IB (EDUC90333)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90333
Availability
Term 1 - Online
Term 3 - Online
FeesSubject 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.

Generic skills

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

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

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

Assessment

Description

Description:

  • 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 coordinatorNicky Dulfer
    Mode of deliveryOnline
    Contact hours24
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Pre teaching start date28 January 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsWeek 0 (week before term begins): optional webinar to test online tools.
    Teaching period 4 February 2019 to 31 March 2019
    Last self-enrol date29 January 2019
    Census date22 February 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail15 March 2019
    Assessment period ends 7 April 2019

    Term 1 contact information

    Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education Email: continuing-education@unimelb.edu.au 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 coordinatorNicky Dulfer
    Mode of deliveryOnline
    Contact hours24 hours
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Pre teaching start date15 July 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsWeek 0 (week before term begins): optional webinar to test online tools.
    Teaching period22 July 2019 to 15 September 2019
    Last self-enrol date16 July 2019
    Census date 9 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail30 August 2019
    Assessment period ends22 September 2019

    Term 3 contact information

    Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education Email: continuing-education@unimelb.edu.au 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.

    Academic Contact: dulfern@unimelb.edu.au

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

Last updated: 15 August 2019