CLS Provides Masters Credit at University of Notre Dame Australia
Announcement from University of Notre Dame Australia and CLARITY Learning Suite
The University of Notre Dame Australia announced that successful completion of the CLARITY Learning Suite together with the completion of a PASS Grade 6000 word Reflective Summary paper will provide Advanced Standing articulation into a Master of Education program at the University of Notre Dame Australia, through its School of Education.
This program will be co-supervised by Lyn Sharratt (U of Toronto) and UNDA staff.
The Program meets the requirements for Advanced Standing for postgraduate courses, in accordance with requirements for Advanced Standing articulation into Master of Education in the School of Education at UNDA. Successful completion of the Program and assessment tasks entitles eligible participants to apply for one course of advanced standing from the Master of Education (Leadership and Management) degree at UNDA. The following conditions apply:
Participants must meet the entry requirements for the Master of Education program at UNDA.
Completion of assessment tasks for advanced standing purposes is limited to program participants who are yet to commence a Master of Education degree. That is, participants who are already enrolled in a Master of Education degree or have previously completed a Master of Education degree are ineligible to complete assessment tasks associated with the Program for advanced standing purposes.
Participants who complete the Program are only permitted to apply for one unit of advanced standing from the Master of Education degree at UNDA.
Master of Education
The Master of Education (Leadership & Management) is a comprehensive postgraduate degree that provides educators with the skills and knowledge to be successful leaders in Education.
Success Criteria (for successful Course Completion)
- complete all course requirements in a timely way;
- write thoughtful, insightful, scholarly reflections on the CLS experience at the end of each Session in each Module, including lessons learned as a leader and a researcher;
- apply and report lessons learned in their Masters’ course work to the CLS experience;
- apply the content within the course structure and directly apply it in their own learning and positions as leaders and teachers;
- take risks to learn in a new learning environment: the web-based, online experience;
- be culturally responsive to sensitive issues of practice and policy in the community of practice that they are in;
- provide linkages between theory from CLS work completed and field practice;
- reflect on new knowledge and hear and reflect on different perspectives to their thinking and experiences through the CLS; and,
- carry forward their learning and experiences, as learning leaders, into future Masters’ level course at the Notre Dame University Australia.
In meeting the above success criteria, participants will:
- apply advanced theoretical knowledge, skills and professional practice to support and lead students’ growth and achievement
- critically evaluate theory, research and professional practice to generate approaches to enhancing students’ growth and achievement that reflect contemporary developments in the field
- synthesise knowledge to identify and develop solutions to complex problems affecting students’ learning growth and achievement
- apply highly developed cognitive, technical and creative skills with initiative, a high level of personal autonomy , responsibility and accountability to generate understanding of complex educational issues
- use communication and technical skills to implement, justify, and respond to critical issues impacting students’ growth and achievement and teacher and leader instructional leadership.
The 6000 word Summary Reflective Paper must contain thoughtful insights about personal/professional improvements made through thorough self-reflection of each candidate’s learning journey, using the Retell, Relate, Reflect format in scholarly writing.
This assessment task measures if the student can:
- critically evaluate theory, research and professional practice to generate approaches to enhancing students’ achievement that reflect contemporary developments in the field; and,
- apply highly developed cognitive, technical and creative skills with initiative, a high level of personal autonomy and accountability to generate understanding of complex educational issues
- use communication and technical skills to implement, justify, and respond to critical issues impacting students achievement and instructional leadership.
About the University of Notre Dame Australia
Notre Dame is a Catholic University, extending from the West Coast of Australia in the beautiful and historic City of Fremantle, to the North-West town of Broome and across the continent to the heart of Sydney.
We embrace the ancient and esteemed traditions of Catholic Universities in Europe, North America and 2000 years of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. We welcome people of all faiths or none at all. As an academic community, we welcome open and rigorous enquiry, debate and discussion.
We have an enrolment of over 12,000 students and offer a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Our student experience, employment and graduate outcomes are among the very best in Australia.
We provide our students with the theoretical knowledge and professional skills which will empower them to realise their potential, build interconnectedness with all peoples and willingly serve the community through active participation, engagement and reflection.
We have a powerful commitment to honouring the individual and recognise that each student is graced with their own gifts and talents. We believe that higher education should prepare students for a rich, fulfilling and reflective life, not just a career path.
We are a modern Catholic University, operating in a world in which the vast speed of change is felt in nearly all aspects of our daily lives. We bring to bear our traditions and our values to engage in scholarship and research, to address the developments and challenges of the modern world, to serve the common good and to assist all our students to achieve the academic excellence that we promote and expect.
Read more about the UNDA School of Education here.