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EDF4101

Faculty of Education

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Education

Coordinator(s)

Dr Thanh Pham (Berwick); Dr Jane Bone (Peninsula)

Offered

Berwick

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Peninsula

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit builds students' capacity to research teaching and learning in particular educational contexts. Students apply some of the principles and methods of educational research they have learned about by developing a short literature review related to the proposal developed in EDF4100. They then demonstrate their capacity to generate and use data ethically via a research project. This is focused on examining practice in an education setting, school or classroom, using methods that may include focus groups, interviews, self-study, action research or participant observation. Finally, students demonstrate a clear and coherent exposition of the knowledge they have gained through the presentation of their findings to their peers and in a written report.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. further build their capacity to research teaching and learning
  2. demonstrate their capacity to generate and use data ethically
  3. conduct a research project
  4. demonstrate a clear and coherent exposition of the knowledge they have gained in written and oral forms.

Assessment

Literature review (1000 words, 25%)
Research project (3000 words, 75%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 24 contact hours per semester to include:
  • 7 x 3-hr workshops
  • 3 hours of peer interaction on the research project

(b.) Requirements for on-campus block City-based students:

  • two intensive weekend blocks
  • at least 4 hours of active online engagement in Moodle activities per term

(c.) Requirements for offshore Kaplan-based students:

  • one intensive block comprising (usually from Thursday to Sunday)
  • at least 4 hours of online study per term

(d.) Additional requirements for all students:

  • independent study to make up the required minimum hours per semester

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