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EBA806 Curriculum Design and Development A

Introduces students to a variety of theories and models in the field of curriculum design and development and encourages them to explore these and to examine them critically in relation to their own educational purposes and practices. Particular attention is paid to social and political contexts in which curriculum design and development take place, with special reference to current national debates and policies.

Special notes
teaching staff Assoc Prof J Abbott-Chapman
campus & mode
unit weight [16.67% (6pts)]
teaching pattern summer school
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment
required texts, etc Print M, Curriculum Development and Design,  2nd edn, Allen and Unwin, 1993.
Smith D and Lovat TJ, Curriculum: Action on Reflection,  revised edn, Social Sciences Press, Australia, 1991.

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Course: Master of Education Studies
Master of Psychology






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EBA808 Education of Exceptional Children Unit A: Learning Disabilities

Covers the assessment and remediation in basic subjects. The main theories and current research evidence are examined in relation to teaching basic skills. The emphasis is on methods and approaches to teaching that are applicable to regular and special classrooms.

Special notes
teaching staff Ms J Moss
campus & mode
unit weight [16.67% (6pts)]
teaching pattern summer school
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment
required texts, etc Australian Education Council, A National Statement on Mathematics for Australian Schools,  Curriculum Corporation, Australia, 1991.
Barmby S and Jones K, Assisting Learners: A Holistic Approach to Literacy Improvement,  Ringwood School Support Centre, 1991.
Clay MM, The Early Detection of Reading Difficulties,  3rd edn, Heinemann, Auckland, 1985.
-, Becoming Literate: The Construction of Inner Control,  Heinemann, Auckland, 1991.
Jordan M, Mathematics: How to Assess and Report,  Ashton Scholastic, Sydney, 1993.
Kemp M, Watching Children Read and Write,  Nelson, Melbourne, 1988.
Willis S (ed), Becoming Numerate: What Counts?  ACER, Melbourne, 1990.

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Course: Master of Education Studies







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EBA809 Education of Exceptional Children Unit B: Social and Emotional Problems

Examines theoretical models and approaches for managing students who exhibit difficult behaviour. The unit also covers general classroom strategies for building a supportive school environment.

Special notes
teaching staff Mrs J Moss
campus & mode
unit weight [16.67% (6pts)].
teaching pattern
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Master of Education Studies







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EBA810 Education of Exceptional Children Unit C: The Disabled Person in the Community

Introduces students to various disabilities and their educational implications, as well as the major issues involved in Special Education. Students have the opportunity to study in more detail a disability of particular interest. The inclusion issue is examined in detail.

Special notes
teaching staff Mrs J Moss
campus & mode
unit weight [16.67% (6pts)]
teaching pattern summer school
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment
required texts, etc Ashman A and Elkins J (eds), Educating Children with Special Needs,  2nd edn, Prentice Hall, Sydney, 1994.
Stainback S and Stainback W, Curriculum Considerations in Inclusive Classrooms,  Paul H Brookes, Baltimore, 1992.

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EBA815 Language and Literacy in Education A

Teachers are increasingly aware of the importance of language in relation to learning and teaching. Developments in the study of language in each of its modes have important implications for education in terms of planning, practice, and evaluation. This unit looks at the patterns of English and aspects of its history which are relevant to the practising classroom teacher.

Special notes
teaching staff Mrs C Hiller
campus & mode
unit weight [16.67% (6pts)]
teaching pattern summer school/sem 2
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment
required texts, etc Bolinger D, Aspects of Language,  3rd edn, Harcourt, Brace & Jovanovich, 1981.
Crystal D, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language,  Cambridge University Press, 1987.
McArthur T, The Oxford Companion to Language,  Oxford University Press, 1992.
Yule G, The Study of Language: An Introduction,  Cambridge University Press, 1985.

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Course: Master of Education Studies







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EBA827 Bases for Educational Research

For details of this unit, contact the department in Hbt.

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode
unit weight [16.67% (6pts)]
teaching pattern summer school, sem 1.
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Master of Education Studies
Master of Education Studies (specialisation)






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EBA829 Emerging Perspectives in Educational Administration

Establishes the theoretical foundations of educational administration. After making clear the nature of theory and its relationship to research and practice, the mainstreams of administrative thought are traced. The relationship between the theoretical foundation and the work setting of students is continually examined through a study of concepts and processes that are central to the work of administrators in education including organisation, motivation, climate, culture, leadership, decision making, communication and effectiveness.

Special notes
teaching staff Assoc Prof RJS Macpherson, Dr N Grady, and others
campus & mode
unit weight [16.67% (6pts)]
teaching pattern summer school/sem1/sem2
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment
required texts, etc Evers CW and Lakomski G, Knowing Educational Administration,  Peramon Press, Oxford, 1991.
Evers CW and Chapman J (eds), Educational Administration: An Australian Perspective,  Allen and Unwin, Melbourne, 1955.

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Course: Master of Education Studies







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EBA831 Leadership in Education

Research literature reveals that highly effective schools and school systems almost always have leaders exhibiting particular leadership traits. This unit considers these traits, especially in association with the successful management of change. 'Shared leadership' will be a recurring theme in this course. Students are required to undertake some 'action research' related to their own circumstance within their own educational institution.

Special notes
teaching staff Dr M J Walsh
campus & mode
unit weight [16.67% (6pts)]
teaching pattern sem 1.
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Master of Education Studies
Master of Psychology






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EBA832 Supervision and Personnel Administration in Education

Considers a number of supervisory models which are associated with teacher appraisal, coaching, mentoring and staff development. Students are required to undertake some 'action research' related to their own circumstance within their own educational institution.

Special notes
teaching staff Dr M J Walsh
campus & mode
unit weight [16.67% (6pts)]
teaching pattern sem 2
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment
required texts, etc Ingvarson L and Chadbourne R, Valuing Teachers' Work,  ACER, Melbourne.

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EBA839 Supervised Practicum in Counselling

Provides students with a supervised filed placement experience in individual, group counselling and consultation in settings appropriate to the career need of the student. Supervised experience in an applied setting assists in further defining the role of the professional counsellor with respect to ethical issues, professional development and role and to refine students' counselling, coordinating and consulting skills.

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode
unit weight [16.67% (6pts)]
teaching pattern sem 1/sem 2 (A minimum of 150 hours supervised practice which may consist of 6 weeks full time (5 hours a day) or on a part-time basis as agreed to by the supervisor and not exceeding 6 months.
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Master of Education Studies
Master of Education Studies (specialisation)






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EBA840 Professional Seminar in Counselling

Provides a systematic approach to counselling program development and evaluation in the contexts of schools, higher educational institutions and community agencies. The unit addresses the preparation and delivery of effective counselling programs, evaluation and use of research and professional practice in program development. Contemporary models of the work of the counsellor and relevant ethical issues are examined including an analysis of the limits of current theories of counselling with particular attention to one of four areas; career development, intercultural counselling, group development or family counselling.

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode
unit weight [16.67% (6pts)]
teaching pattern sem 2
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment
required texts, etc Engels E and Damerson J (eds), The Professional Counselor: Competencies, Performance Guidelines and Assessment,  American Association for Counselling and Development, Virginia.
Walz G, Building Strong School Counseling Programs,  1988.
1987 Conference Papers,  American Association for Counseling and Development, Virginia..
Valz B and Bleuer J (eds), Counselor Efficacy: Assessing and Using Counseling Outcomes Research,  University of Michigan, ERIC Counseling and Personnel Services Clearinghouse.
A collection of selected articles and papers.

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Course: Master of Education Studies
Master of Education Studies (specialisation)






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EBA848 Current Issues in Art Education A

Increases students' knowledge and understanding of the major issues currently concerning the visual arts in an educational context, to evaluate the situation and to provide a basis for a revision of rationales, curriculum structures, content and teaching.

Special notes
teaching staff Mr P Hiller
campus & mode
unit weight [16.67% (6pts)]
teaching pattern summer school/sem 1/sem 2.
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
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recommended reading
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EBA849 Current Issues in Art Education B

Uses background knowledge gained in EBA848 as a basis for school-based research in a specified area. The study focuses on curriculum development and teaching and learning strategies.

Special notes
teaching staff Mr P Hiller
campus & mode
unit weight [16.67% (6pts)]
teaching pattern summer school/sem 1/sem 2.
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment
required texts, etc
recommended reading
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EBA858 Education Project 1

Is considered the equal of one 33.33% (12pt) unit. While the project may be investigatory in nature, being similar but less comprehensive than a dissertation, it is frequently an extended piece of writing, a monograph, a curriculum, a film or an article for publication.

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode
unit weight [33.33% (12pts)]
teaching pattern
prerequisites a 16.67% (6pt) unit in research methods.
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment
required texts, etc
recommended reading
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EBA859 Education Project

Is considered the equal of a 16.67% (6pt) unit. The project is in all other respects the same as EBA858.

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unit weight [16.67% (6pts)].
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EBA861 Special Study 1

Is considered the equal of two 16.67% (6pt) units. The unit is intended to provide an opportunity for supervised individual study on occasions when a student has an academic interest which is not addressed in existing units or when enrolments in existing units are insufficient for a class to be formed or when an inter-faculty arrangement will be of benefit

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode
unit weight [33.33% (12pts)]
teaching pattern full year, individual project.
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mutual exclusions
method of assessment
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EBA863 Dissertation

Is considered the equal in time and effort of 50% (18pts) of coursework. The dissertation should be between 12,000 and 30,000 words. Accuracy, comprehensiveness and careful standards of presentation are required. The dissertation should be an orderly and fully documented investigation of some problem or point of interest arising from coursework undertaken by the candidate. If possible the topic should be closely related to the candidate's professional practice.

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode
unit weight [50% (18pts)]
teaching pattern summer school/sem 1/sem 2
prerequisites 100% (36pts) of coursework including a 16.67% (6pt) unit in research methods.
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment
required texts, etc
recommended reading
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EBA886 Language and Literacy in Education B

Approaches to and understanding of language functions, contexts and constructs affect the ways in which teaching and learning are understood. This unit examines the implications for school and classroom practice of recent theory of language and examines some contemporary research in the fields related to language in education. Recent proposals for the language curriculum in Australian schools are critically examined. It reviews the changing views of the place and purposes of the language and literacy programs in schools.

Special notes
teaching staff Mrs C Hiller
campus & mode
unit weight [16.67% (6pts)]
teaching pattern summer school/sem 2
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment
required texts, etc Bolinger D, Aspects of Language,  3rd edn, Harcourt, Brace and Jovanovich, 1981.
Bryson B, Mother Tongue,  Penguin, London, 1990.
Emmitt M and Pollock J, Language and Learning,  Oxford University Press, 1991.
McArthur T, The Oxford Companion to Language,  Oxford University Press, 1992.
Yule G, The Study of Language: an Introduction,  Cambridge University Press, 1985.

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