TEACHER AS RESEARCHER

EDU5TRS

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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

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Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
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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.

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