Education Policy in Practice

Education Policy in Practice (EDUC90949) is an elective subject in the Policy in a Global Context specialisation within the Master of Education. However, the subject is open to all Master of Education students. Master of Teaching students can take the subject with the approval of the course coordinator.

This subject provides the opportunity for students to explore and investigate education systems outside Australia and is typically delivered as a staff-guided international study tour over a 2-3 week period in September/October. The travel dates may not always align with the school holidays in Victoria or other Australian states and territories.

The subject is a Jean Monnet Module (Education Policy in Practice: European Education Policy and National Systems) supported by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union (2020-2024).

As a Jean Monnet Module, this subject will provide an overview of the innovations, advancements and challenges in educational policy and practice in the EU. Students will have the opportunity to engage with education policy and reform issues in Europe through a structured visitation program to three EU member countries, which may include briefings, workshops and seminars at European Commission and national government agencies, non-government organisations and educational institutions. Students will examine and analyse European education policy and policy reform issues in the context of policy development, implementation and evaluation, by drawing on the academic disciplines including but limited to history, politics, economics, sociology and education studies.

For further information on the subject, please visit the University Handbook.

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