TEACHER AS RESEARCHER PROJECT

EDU4TRP

2015

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 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.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCraig Deed

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop, contextualise, and implement a research project that relates to a teaching and learning issue, using appropriate research methodologies.

Activities:
TBE

02. Collect, analyse, and interpret data relevant to a given research problem.

Activities:
TBE

03. Demonstrate an awareness of the broader ethical issues assosciated with research in education.

Activities:
TBE

04. Write and disseminate research findings using a research report format that synthesises original findings, strategies and solutions with existing research and literature in accordance with academic conventions.

Activities:
TBE

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Week 29-37, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCraig Deed

Class requirements

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

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

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Project plan20 01, 02, 03, 04
Literature review30 01, 02
Literature Review Method, Findings, Discussion and Conclusion50 01, 02, 03

Bendigo, 2015, Week 22-34, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCraig Deed

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
One 3.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Project plan20 01, 02, 03, 04
Literature review30 01, 02
Literature Review Method, Findings, Discussion and Conclusion50 01, 02, 03

Mildura, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeborah Neal

Class requirements

Lecture
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

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

Tutorial
One 3.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Project plan20 01, 02, 03, 04
Literature review30 01, 02
Literature Review Method, Findings, Discussion and Conclusion50 01, 02, 03