UniSA Masters Credit Registration

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Successful completion of all Modules and Sessions of the CLARITY Learning suite together with the completion of a PASS Grade 5000 word Reflective Summary paper will provide you with one course credit within the Master of Education Program at the University of South Australia.

This Masters course will be co-supervised by David Caldwell (UniSA) and Lyn Sharratt (U of Toronto).

You may register for the Masters credit at any stage during the completion of the CLS.

If you then decide you would like to continue studying your Masters at UniSA upon enrolment you submit your CLARITY Learning Suite credit certificate.

Master of Education

This master degree is specifically designed for educators and professionals who are already working in education, training and development roles within the education sector.

Advanced research skills and leadership skills are highlighted, and you will have the opportunity to interact with others who are studying and researching in similar settings. You will also have the opportunity to cover topics including:

  • assessment and evaluation
  • educational leadership
  • inclusive education
  • student wellbeing
  • digital technologies
  • literacy education
  • numeracy education

Course Assessment Focus

Pass-Fail Assessment Option

Success Criteria for determining Pass/Fail

The completion of the CLS in a timely, insightful way will result in a ‘PASS’ grade.

  • Complete a Reflection in a Reflective Journal at the end of each of the 43 sessions in the 12 Modules
  • Correctly answer two ‘Quizzie Questions’ in the log before proceeding to the next Module
  • Complete Assigned readings in preparation for the next Session
  • Submit a Summary paper as described below –

The Grade of ‘PASS’ will include a 5000-word essay which includes the above Guiding Principles and the following Success Criteria:

  1. Evidence of Synthesis of Key Leadership Elements
    • Relevant articles are available in the Resources Tab and in each CLS Session the readings in preparation for the next session are completed
    • Self-reflection on leadership articles is insightful and pertinent to course participants’ position and knowledge of leadership actions
  2. Evidence of justification and critical application of theory, content and practice
    • Thoughtful integration of theory and practice reflects deep understanding of participants next steps in their learning and leadership actions taken
  3. Evidence of scholarly presentations, written communication skills, and use of technical academic conventions
    • Written reflections demonstrate higher-order thinking, logical, sequential organization, related research journal articles and reflection on changed classroom practices as a leader
    • Reflective journal submissions use the current APA Style Guide for referencing and bibliography development
  4. Communication of key principles and processes as a leader
    • Leaders who are course participants can clearly articulate the guiding principles of an evidence-proven System and School improvement Framework (Sharratt & Fullan, 2012; Sharratt, 2019) and relate how they work and will be implemented in their settings
  5. Reflective Practice
    • Designs discerning questions in a thoughtful organizer to get feedback and feed forward from colleagues for self-reflection

The Grade of ‘Fail’ will include limited, incomplete use of the above Success Criteria

About the University of South Australia

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise on the global stage, agile and astute, known for relevance, equity and excellence.

We educate and prepare global learners from all backgrounds, instilling professional skills and knowledge, and capacity and drive for lifelong learning.

We undertake research that is inspired by global challenges and opportunities, delivers economic and social benefits, and which informs our teaching.

We operate through a partnered, end-user informed culture of teaching and research with a commitment to outstanding service, continuous improvement and sustainability.

Read more about the UniSA Master of Education here.

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