TEACHERS AS RESEARCHER PROJECT

EDU4TRP

2019

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-ordinatorClaire Philp-Clark

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admitted into EBECE or EBEL or EVEDB or RBEDM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAction research in education (4th ed.)RecommendedStringer, E. (2014)SAGE
ReadingsAction research: A guide for the teacher researcher, 6th edRecommendedMills, G. (2017)NEW YORK: PRENTICE HALL
ReadingsDoing your early years research project: A step-by-step guide (4th Ed).RecommendedRoberts-Holmes, G. (2018).SAGE
ReadingsResearch for educators (2nd ed.).RecommendedKervin, L., Vialle, W., Howard, S. J., Herrington, J., & Oakley, T. (2016)Cengage Learning: South Melbourne

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:
Online Activities and in class activities
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:
Online Activities and in class activities
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:
Assessment and Online Activities and in class activities
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:
Assessment and Online Activities and in class activities
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, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaire Philp-Clark

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."

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 31
One 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Seven 2.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.5 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Project Plan (1000 words)20 01, 03
Literature Review (1500 words)30 01, 02, 03
Literature Review Method, Findings, Discussion and Conclusion (2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKymberley Barbary

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Project Plan (1000 words)20 01, 03
Literature Review (1500 words)30 01, 02, 03
Literature Review Method, Findings, Discussion and Conclusion (2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04

Online, 2019, Online Study 2/4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaire Philp-Clark

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 22 - 31
One 4.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 31 and delivered via online.
"Workshops occur prior to professional placement. This will be tailored for specific instances."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Project Plan (1000 words)20 01, 03
Literature Review (1500 words)30 01, 02, 03
Literature Review Method, Findings, Discussion and Conclusion (2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04