TEACHER AS RESEARCHER PROJECT

EDU4TRP

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to the notion of teacher as researcher and investigate methods for conducting teacher research and issues associated with undertaking research in teaching and learning. Students develop a research question that addresses a current educational issue drawing on high-quality sources to justify research focus; design an appropriate methodology or framework addressing the topic or question; critically appraise the sourced information; and using discipline conventions, formulate a conclusion based on an evaluation of the outcome of the inquiry. Students will produce a clear, concise and coherently written research report that conforms to academic conventions. Students conceptualise how research by teachers in their own classrooms can improve understanding of teaching and learning through a teacher's work in both formal and informal contexts.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDiane Itter

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAction learning and action research: Improving the quality of teaching and learningRecommendedKember, D. (2000)LONDON: KOGAN PAGE
ReadingsAction research in educationRecommendedStringer, E. (2007)UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ: PEARSON
ReadingsAction research: A guide for the teacher researcher, 3rd edRecommendedMills, G. (2006)NEW YORK: PRENTICE HALL

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Week 29-37, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDiane Itter

Class requirements

WorkShop
One 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture
Two 2.0 hours lecture per study period and delivered via face-to-face.

Independent Research
One 2.0 hours independent research per week and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Final Research Report20
Introduction and Draft Literature Review30
Literature Review Method, Findings, Discussion and Conclusion50

Mildura, 2014, Week 16-35, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeborah Neal

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 16 - 23
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 16 - 23
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus online learning"

Tutorial Week: 33 - 35
One 3.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 35 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Final Research Report20
Introduction and Draft Literature Review30
Literature Review Method, Findings, Discussion and Conclusion50