TEACHERS AS RESEARCHER PROJECT

EDU4TRP

2021

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.

SchoolEducation

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorClaire Philp-Clark

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesAssessment and Online Activities and in class activities

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admitted into EBECE or EBEL or EVEDB or RBEDM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Research for educators

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorKervin, L., Vialle, W., Howard, S. J., Herrington, J., & Oakley, T.

Year2016

Edition/Volume2nd

PublisherCengage Learning

ISBN017012250

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Doing your early years research project: A step-by-step guide

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRoberts-Holmes, G.

Year2018

Edition/Volume4th

PublisherSAGE

ISBN9781526424242, 9781526424259

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Action research: A guide for the teacher researcher

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMills, G.

Year2017

Edition/Volume6th ed

PublisherPRENTICE HALL

ISBN0134523083, 9780134523088

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Action research in education

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorStringer, E.

Year2014

Edition/Volume4th

PublisherSAGE

ISBN0133794563, 9780133794564

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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.
02. Collect, analyse, and interpret data relevant to a given research problem.
03. Demonstrate an awareness of the broader ethical issues associated with research in education.
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.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, Online study 1/4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaire Philp-Clark

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 19
One 4.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 19 and delivered via online.
Workshops occur prior to professional placement. This will be tailored for specific instances.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Project Plan (1000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3

Literature Review (1500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Literature Review Method, Findings, Discussion and Conclusion (2000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4