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This subject provides students with the opportunity for a practical engagement with education policy issues through a placement in an approved organisation or through structured visits to a number of approved educational organisations. There is the potential to select pre-negotiated options or for students to develop an individualised program subject to the approval of the course coordinator. Students will examine education policy and policy reform issues in the context of policy development, implementation and/or evaluation. They will draw on the research literature to examine the key policy issues and debates relevant to their placement or series of visits.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- Discuss the education policy and policy reform in the context of the placement or series of visits;
- Articulate the main conceptual ideas underpinning the policy issues relevant to the placement or visits;
- Analyse contemporary national and international education policy and policy reform debates in the context of the placement or visits by drawing on relevant theories and evidence from the research literature; and
- Reflect critically on key policy issues relevant to the placement or visits by addressing the relevant social, cultural, political and historical contexts.
- • Critical reasoning and thinking • Problem solving • Communication • Evidence based decision making • Self-reflection, career awareness and lifelong learning • Active and participatory citizenship
Last updated: 2 December 2019