edu5trs teacher as researcher



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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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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

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

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

03. Identify theoretical and methodological implications for research

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

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

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