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This subject comprises the compulsory [AQF] Capstone experience for this course. Drawing on theory, knowledge and skills developed throughout the Master of International Education (International Baccalaureate), students will complete an independent research project. In this subject, students access data from a prior research project about teaching and learning strategies in IB classrooms. Students undertake a critical analysis of the original project and then design their own research using the original data. The project undertaken through this subject is designed to assist students to explore, measure and evaluate the International Baccalaureate in a classroom context. Students will further be required to think critically and explore the theoretical implications surrounding teaching and learning in globalised programs.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Understand and apply a range of methodologies for evaluating behaviour in a classroom context;
- Investigate systematically a matter of concern in an IB context; or conduct a constructively critical literature review.
On completion of this subject, students will have knowledge and skills that will enable them to:
- Understand the significance of developing their practice on the basis of research evidence
- Conduct education research in an ethical manner
- Undertake data management, analysis and report writing using pre-existing small-scale qualitative and quantitative data sets
- Apply research findings with creativity and initiative to professional practice
- Plan and execute their capstone research project
Last updated: 6 December 2019