TEACHER AS RESEARCHER

EDU5TRS

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students evaluate the importance of the teacher as a researcher, life-long learner and reflective practitioner. Students choose a topic that relates to their own teaching and learning practice; examine the issues that surround their topic, and reflect on the way that research can improve learning outcomes. Students examine research theories and methods and develop a research design that is ethically sound and achievable within time and resource constraints. The proposal will explain and justify a small research project to be conducted in EDU5PRP Practitioner Research Project.

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
ReadingsN/ARecommendedN/AN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse problems in educational contexts: ethical, social, cultural, personal and professional implications

Activities:
The Problem. The purpose of research. Links with life-long learning. Contentions in education/classroom. Ethical considerations. Structure of a proposal.

02. Synthesise the literature in the field from National and International experts

Activities:
The Literature. Accessing and evaluating perspectives from National and International experts in the field.

03. Identify theoretical and methodological implications for research

Activities:
Theoretical framework: Critically evaluate theoretical assumptions that underpin contentious educational issues. Purpose of theory in research. Methods: Overview qualitative, quantitative and mixed method approaches.

04. Develop a research design and write a proposal for the conduct of a small research project

Activities:
Reflection, Action and Reflective Practice. Research design and proposal.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, Week 04-30, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRebecca Miles-Keogh

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
One 4.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.
"Plus directed online learning activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Article analysis (2,000 words)40 01, 02
Literature review (3,500 words)60 03, 04

Melbourne, 2017, Week 04-30, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRebecca Miles-Keogh

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
One 4.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.
"Plus directed online learning activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Article analysis (2,000 words)40 01, 02
Literature review (3,500 words)60 03, 04

Melbourne, 2017, Week 04-30, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRebecca Miles-Keogh

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
One 4.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via blended.
"Plus directed online learning activities"

Supervisor Consultation Week: 04 - 30
One 1.0 hours supervisor consultation every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 04 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Article analysis (2,000 words)40 01, 02
Literature review (3,500 words)60 03, 04