This course is designed for students with a first qualification in the education discipline, broadly defined, who wish to pursue learning that will allow them to generate new knowledge and understanding through educational research. It orients students to educational research and provides them with an understanding of educational research methodologies and research design. Students apply this understanding through the design and implementation of a research project which demonstrates capacity to undertake and communicate research synthesis, analysis and evaluation.
Postgraduate - Course
This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Education.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Admission and fees
Course progression map
0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
Students have a maximum of 3 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.
Mode and location
Graduate Certificate of Educational Research
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that students will be able to:
- evaluate educational research with an understanding of the range of research methodologies it exemplifies
- define an issue in education and plan an investigable research project
- design a project demonstrating understanding of the range of research methodologies available, their relevance to the project and the ethical implications they hold
- undertake a significant research project in education
- communicate the results of the research project and demonstrate the capacity to adhere to the conventions of research
- demonstrate a capacity to synthesise and communicate ideas at an advanced academic level.
The course consists of two units which will orient you to educational research and provide you with an understanding of educational research approaches and methodologies. You will apply this understanding when you design and implement a research project. It is through this project, leading to a thesis of 10,000 words, that you will demonstrate your capacity to undertake and communicate high level research synthesis, analysis and evaluation.
The course comprises 24 points structured into two units, each of 12 points.
The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/maps/map-d4004.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
Progression to further studies
Students who achieve a minimum mark of 65 per cent (high credit) in each unit are eligible to apply for admission to 3204 Master of Education, a research degree by thesis and coursework. Graduates of this course who achieve a minimum mark of 70 per cent (distinction) in each unit are eligible to apply for admission to 0079 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Additionally, this course also provides a pathway to the masters by coursework degree D6002 Master of Education.