TEACHER AS RESEARCHER PROJECT

EDU4TRP

2016

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-ordinatorScott Alterator

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

Learning resources

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
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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

Activities:
TBE
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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

Activities:
TBE
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Week 22-35, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorScott Alterator

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop
One 4.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via online.
"Workshops occur prior to professional placement. This will be tailored for specific instances."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Project Plan20 01, 03
Literature Review30 01, 02, 03
Literature Review Method, Findings, Discussion and Conclusion50 01, 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorScott Alterator

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 4.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Series of online learning materials delivered via LMS."

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 4.5 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshops occur prior to professional placement. This will be tailored for specific instances."

Tutorial Week: 36 - 36
One 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 36 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Optional drop-in session."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Project Plan20 01, 03
Literature Review30 01, 02, 03
Literature Review Method, Findings, Discussion and Conclusion50 01, 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2016, 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, 03
Literature Review30 01, 02, 03
Literature Review Method, Findings, Discussion and Conclusion50 01, 02, 03, 04