Course Structure

Course structure

To gain the Graduate Certificate in International Education (IB) Programme you must complete 50 points comprised of:

  • Two core subjects
  • Two specialisation subjects within one specialisation
SubjectPoints
Core Subjects
Introduction to the IB 12.5

Introduction to the IB

This subject introduces participants to the International Baccalaureate (IB), as a philosophy and framework for learning and teaching. It examines the essential elements of the IB model including the IB mission statement, and the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and Diploma Programme (DP). Participants will focus on developing understandings of international education, values education, and the centrality of the Learner Profile to an IB education as well as exploring theoretical implications of international mindedness in the IB’s programmes.


Detailed Information EDUC90333
Type Core
Assessment & Reporting in the IB 12.5

Assessment & Reporting in the IB

This subject investigates the integral role of assessment and reporting for learning and teaching. Participants will develop theoretical and practical understanding of the principles of assessment, focussing on assessment as a tool to promote student achievement and experiential learning, and methods of evaluation that contribute to the ongoing effectiveness of the curriculum and support different learning needs. Topics include norm and criterion-based assessment and referencing, internal and external components of the IB Diploma Programme, the use of formative and summative assessment and reporting strategies, and the use of guiding and essential questions. The role of teacher self-evaluation and the school self-study in relation to the Learner Profile and the Diploma Programme will be addressed.


Detailed Information EDUC90331
Type Core
Specialisation Subjects
Primary years programme
Curriculum Frameworks in the IB PYP 12.5

Curriculum Frameworks in the IB PYP

This subject investigates the role and structure of the Primary Years Programme curriculum framework. Participants will explore how learners construct meaning, including how understanding is acquired and what differentiates it from knowledge. There will be a strong theoretical component as well as a critical evaluation of the development and implementation of curriculum that is intended to support the integration of the Essential Elements. Strategies for supporting the development of higher order thinking skills, including the role of student-directed concept-driven inquiry, the art of inquiring, and building communities of learners will be investigated. There will also be a practical emphasis on the development and implementation of a concept driven transdisciplinary curriculum.


Detailed Information EDUC90261
Type Specialisation
IB PYP Advanced 12.5

IB PYP Advanced

In this subject, students will further develop their understanding of the theoretical and practical ideas underpinning the Primary Years Programme (PYP) gained from the previous core subjects. Students will critically explore definitions of international-mindedness, inquiry based learning and the learner profile. They will examine transdisciplinary themes and the relationships between concept-driven curriculum, skills, knowledge, attitudes and action and how the standards and practices of the PYP can be applied in different ways.


Detailed Information EDUC90260
Type Specialisation
Middle years programme
Curriculum Frameworks in the IB MYP 12.5

Curriculum Frameworks in the IB MYP

This subject investigates the purpose and structure of the Middle Years Programme (MYP) curriculum framework. Key issues explored will include challenges for learning and teaching in relation to: individual, community, social, global consciousness; language and inclusion; disciplinarity, interdisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity; concept-based and contextual learning and assessment. There will be a strong theoretical and critical evaluation of the development and implementation of curriculum that is intended to support both the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills, and the development of the whole person.


Detailed Information EDUC90968
Type Specialisation
IB MYP Advanced 12.5

IB MYP Advanced

This subject will explore the Middle Years Programme (MYP) standards and practices guidelines. The principles of instructional design and the role of collaborative working practice for learning and teaching will be explored in order to address the expectations and requirements of specific subject areas. There will be a focus on developing interdisciplinary links and reflecting the learner profile through the evaluation and selection of appropriate teaching and learning materials. Issues and approaches for differentiating learning and teaching and responding to diverse learning characteristics will also be addressed.


Detailed Information EDUC90969
Type Specialisation
Diploma programme
Curriculum Frameworks in the IB DP 12.5

Curriculum Frameworks in the IB DP

This subject investigates the role and structure of the DP curriculum framework. Key issues explored will include challenges for learning and teaching in relation to: breadth/depth/specialisation; higher order thinking; subject integrity/transdisciplinarity; individual/community/ social/global consciousness; and assessment. Participants will explore individual components of the IB framework including CAS, EE and TOK. There will be a strong theoretical and critical evaluation on the development and implementation of curriculum that is intended to support both the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills, and the search for meaning.


Detailed Information EDUC90332
Type Specialisation
IB Diploma Subject Specific Content 12.5

IB Diploma Subject Specific Content

Participants will explore principles of instructional design and the role of collaborative working practice for learning and teaching that incorporate DP standards and practices and address the expectations and requirements of specific subject areas.

Teaching strategies and learning activities for enabling subject objectives to be realised and for developing interdisciplinary links and reflecting the learner profile will be investigated including the evaluation and selection of appropriate teaching and learning materials.

Issues and approaches for differentiating learning and teaching and responding to diverse learning characteristics will be addressed.


Detailed Information EDUC90330
Type Specialisation

Workload

The estimated hours required for each subject is between 15 -19 hours per week, but this varies for each student and depends on your task management and planning, familiarity with the material, reading style and speed.

You are expected to attend the scheduled weekly live tutorials. These are designed to enhance your learning experience through participation with the rest of the online learning community.

Entry requirements

  • Your dedicated student support team

Discuss your subjects

Talk with a dedicated online student support consultant to find out more about:

  • Content and learning outcomes
  • Assessment requirements
  • Time commitment required for each subject
  • Possible recognition of prior learning
  • Exit pathways.

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