MINOR THESIS A

EDU5MTA

2021

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Candidates conduct a research program and write a thesis of 15,000 to 20,000 words which investigates a specific problem or area. The thesis should demonstrate the student's ability to conduct a systematic research project which shows an awareness of a limited body of literature and control of an appropriate research methodology. It should reveal a critical approach to the relevant field and the methodology used. A minor thesis may be conceptual, empirical or exploratory in its approach. The content and methodology of the thesis must be negotiated with and approved by a supervisor. Candidates should begin the process of finding a supervisor in the semester before their minor thesis enrolment commences. Guidelines can be obtained from the Higher Degrees (Research) Administrator in the Faculty of Education or School of enrolment. Candidates are not normally permitted to enrol in more than 60 credit points of minor thesis work during candidature.

SchoolEducation

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorPrem Kurup

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesLiterature review and methodological understanding of specified research topic relating to specified research problem, conduct of research, and / or specific ethics application to conduct research inquiry. Drafting of thesis plan according to disciplinary requirements, thesis presentation and research ethics. Regular consultations with supervisor and response to feedback and on progress

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesEDU5RME

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject is available only to students undertaking a Masters by coursework with thesis. This subject represents half of a minor thesis.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/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. Candidates should demonstrate advanced understanding of key theories, research and methodological investigations into specified research topic in specific research field and research ethics
02. Candidates should demonstrate high level organisational and communication skills
03. Candidates should demonstrate advanced understanding of key arguments, perspectives and gaps in research relating to specific research topic

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPrem Kurup

Class requirements

Supervisor ConsultationWeek: 0 - 0
One 1.00 hour supervisor consultation per week from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
Candidates attend regular supervision sessions by arrangement with the supervisor.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 10,000-15,000 written thesis

N/AOtherIndividualNo100 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPrem Kurup

Class requirements

Supervisor ConsultationWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour supervisor consultation every four weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Candidates attend regular supervision sessions by arrangement with the supervisor.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 10,000-15,000 written thesis

N/AOtherIndividualNo100 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPrem Kurup

Class requirements

Supervisor ConsultationWeek: 0 - 0
One 1.00 hour supervisor consultation per week from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
Candidates attend regular supervision sessions by arrangement with the supervisor.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 10,000-15,000 written thesis

N/AOtherIndividualNo100 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPrem Kurup

Class requirements

Supervisor ConsultationWeek: 0 - 0
One 1.00 hour supervisor consultation every four weeks on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 10,000-15,000 written thesis

N/AOtherIndividualNo100 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3