1 x 7-hour independent study weekly
1 x 20-hour on-line exercises per semester
10 x 1-hour on-line tutorials per semester
2 x 20-hour project works per semester
1 Admission into GCHE-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
2 Admission into BAMTPR-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Primary)
2a Admission into BAMTS-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
2b Admission into BGSCMTPR-Bachelor of General Science, Master of Teaching (Primary)
2c Admission into BSCMTS-Bachelor of Science, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
3 108 units of study
Must Satisfy: ((1) or ((2 or 2a or 2b or 2c) and 3))
Assignment(s), Tutorial participation
Topic description

This topic focuses on the purposes, philosophies and phenomena of higher education from multiple perspectives. Specific attention is paid to the impact of globalisation on higher education in particular to changing policies and practices, marketization and mobility and the opportunities and challenges these present. The relationship between technology, ideas and people is examined, with a focus on emerging trends and implications. Methodologies used in this topic involve student co-creation of the curriculum, portfolio work and active engaged enquiry.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Analyse the purpose of higher education through contemporary and historical perspectives
  • Evaluate the impact of globalisation on higher education policy and practice
  • Explore the impact of technology on access, academic work, research, student experience and mobility
  • Analyse and evaluate the opportunities and challenges presented to higher education institutions, academics and students in contemporary contexts
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Explain the changing nature of higher education through analysing a range of factors, including historical, social, economic and cultural perspectives
  2. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of and exposure to a wide range of research and literature on globalisation and its impact on higher education institutions, academics and students
  3. Evaluate how globalisation influences higher education policies and practices and work of academics from a local context perspective