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This subject comprises the [AQF] Capstone experience 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 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. This project can take the format of a literature review, Document Analysis or Action research project. 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 project. During the investigation the student should have regular contact with the supervisor to report progress and receive academic advice. The project report should demonstrate 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.
Intended learning outcomes
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.
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.
Last updated: 29 October 2019