READING THE HIGHER EDUCATION LITERATURE: PREPARING FOR HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH AND INQUIRY

EDU4HEL

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject participants have an opportunity to develop and scope a promising idea into a research question, to read and critically evaluate relevant higher education literature in order to produce a literature review. In doing so, participants are to develop a position about how the proposed research will add to the existing scholarly literature. It is also likely that participants will learn something of the characteristics of the higher education field, and its eclectic approach to research.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Hannon

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU4CTL

Co-requisites Course RCHE - Graduate Certificate in Higher Education

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Gained an insight into higher education as a field of research and inquiry

Activities:
Reading and examining articles and texts

02. Selected and scoped a promising idea into a researchable question

Activities:
Buzz groups, fish bowls

03. Identified the key aspects of the 'research conversation' that relate to their inquiry

Activities:
Reading and examining articles and texts

04. Developed an argument/position on their research question that will inform the production of a Literature Review

Activities:
Analysis of texts, case studies

05. Offered an assessment of the changes to their research inquiry as a result of conducting their Literature Review.

Activities:
In class discussion, buzz groups, think/pair share

06. Presented their learning from the Literature Review to a group of peers, and invited them to offer critique and productive feedback on your research question

Activities:
Presentations

07. Demonstrated how the Literature Review is likely to inform the design phase of their research.

Activities:
Presentations

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Hannon

Class requirements

WorkShop
Five 2.5 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Annotated bibliography (1250 words)30 01, 02, 03
Literature review (3000 words)50 04, 05
Presentation (equivalent to 750 words)20 06, 07