"Challenges in Global Learning: A Unique Model for Situating a Masters by Coursework Program in Education within a Broader Strategy for Institutional Capacity-Building"

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Presenter:  Dr. Ania Lian

Date: May 17, 2017

Time: 11:30am to 12:30pm

Contact person:  LEBA - Research
T: 08 8946 6156
E: lebaresearch@cdu.edu.au

Location:  CDU Casuarina- Blue 5.1.01 Theatre Room

Food for Thought: Building Ideas and Capacity


Coursework master’s program in education at CDU attracts professionals from Australia and overseas whose jobs often place them at the forefront of change. However, most of the coursework students do not always understand the program’s relationship to their immediate workplaces, future directions and “high level” research. The link to “high level” research is especially problematic where coursework master’s tends to be constructed as separate from HDR research and research projects which are currently carried out within the framework of local or international grants. A deliberate strategy was designed implemented to build relationships between the various aspects of research activities in the Schools of Education and to enable coursework students to reflect, in their work, the links they create among their own research interests and the research activities of their mentors and their institutions. The presentation briefly describes the understandings in which the strategy was framed and will evaluate its outcomes by examining the potentially special conditions that apply to coursework master’s that might create hitherto unexplored opportunities for making new and important educational discoveries. Implications for future planning are proposed. 


Dr. Ania Lian is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, Charles Darwin University, Australia, and Vice President for Research & Innovation of AsiaCALL (the Asia Association of Computer-Assisted-Language-Learning). Ania publishes in the areas of technology and language education, research and quality assurance in higher education. Her more recent publications include Challenges in Global Learning: Dealing with educational issues from an international perspective (with Peter Kell, Paul Black & Koo Yew Lie) (Cambridge Scholars Publishing);“‘New Learning’ and CALL: A DIY paradigm”, AsiaCALL Online Journal (2014); “A dialogic framework for embedding graduate attributes in discipline-based degree curricula”, Rangsit Journal of Arts & Science (2012).

RSVP by Monday 5pm 15th May 2017 via Outlook or email LEBAResearch@cdu.edu.au

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