TEACHER AS RESEARCHER

EDU5TAR

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides students with foundational knowledge required to read and understand educational research and to use and conduct appropriate research in the classroom to inform professional practice. Students develop understanding about the theories and practice associated with teachers as researchers and the role of the research in educational practice. The focus is on research skill development in the key areas of critquing educational research, developing an appropriate proposal as well as research design and collecting and analyzing data. These skills are fundamental to the case study research of professional teaching practice in EDU5TRP

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRebecca Miles-Keogh

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

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
ReadingsResearch methods in the social sciencesPrescribedSomekh, B. & Lewin, C. (2006)SAGE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. understand educational research literature and begin to evaluate research methods and results;

Activities:
Online modules, online tasks, face-to-face activities, assessment items
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. recognise how the beliefs, values, and theoretical perspective of the researcher influence what is researched and the methods used;

Activities:
Online modules, online tasks, face-to-face activities, assessment items
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

03. be aware of ethical issues in research design and implementation, particularly notions of permission, informed consent and minors (children and young people under 18 years old);

Activities:
Online modules, online tasks, face-to-face activities, assessment items
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)

04. identify an area of inquiry, to design and conduct a small scale case-study research of your own professional practice

Activities:
Online modules, online tasks, face-to-face activities, assessment items
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2017, Week 36-49, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRebecca Miles-Keogh

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
One 6.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.
"Directed on-line learning activities."

Lecture/Seminar Week: 36 - 36
Two 4.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 36 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two preliminary half-day sessions at the on-campus intensive."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research Proposal for a case study of students professional practice (4500-5000 words)70 01, 02, 03, 04
Structured research journal with four entries (2000 words equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04

Albury-Wodonga, 2017, Week 08-23, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRebecca Miles-Keogh

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
One 6.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.
"Directed on-line learning activities."

Lecture/Seminar Week: 08 - 21
Two 4.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 08 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two preliminary half-day sessions at the on-campus intensive."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research Proposal for a case study of students professional practice (4500-5000 words)70 01, 02, 03, 04
Structured research journal with four entries (2000 words equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04