The Doctor of Education is a research-based program comprising coursework and a substantial thesis. It is designed for experienced, professional educators and education leaders who operate in a fast-changing environment, where innovation, creativity, problem-solving and collaboration are key professional attributes.
You'll undertake a project with practical implications in the education sector, building your research skills to make a significant and original contribution to the profession. Researchers will be aligned to the School of Education research concentrations. These are the Sustainability, Environment and the Arts in Education (SEAE) Research Cluster and the TeachLab Research Group
This professional Doctorate develops focused, high-level capacity-building through strategic problem solving and transdisciplinary knowledge.
Graduates are well-prepared for leadership roles in education and educational policy. As experts in their area of investigation, they can make a significant contribution to the profession.
The Doctor of Education is a fee-free course.
Coursework core units include:
- What is educational research?
- On the shoulders of giants: critically examining the literature in education
- Playing with theory and research methodology in education
- Research ready: Doctor of Education research proposal & ethics
Doctor of Education (EdD) candidates design and conduct original research under the supervision of at least two supervisors in a cohort model. Candidates are required to write a thesis of 50,000 words or equivalent.
Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.
|Graduate Attribute||Course Learning Outcome|
Apply a substantial body of knowledge to research, investigate and develop new knowledge, in one or more fields of investigation, scholarship or professional practice in education.
Demonstrate creativity in theory and methodology in education and/or education related research.
Apply ethics and ethical principles across all aspects of research.
Conduct research involving children with a high degree of competence.
|Knowledge of a discipline|
Demonstrate sophisticated knowledge of education and/or education related fields of research.
Sustain and extend learning in research in practice and industry beyond the completion of the program.
|Communication and social skills|
Effectively communicate research within an academic environment in the form of a thesis or equivalent.
Communicate or translate research to end-users and the broader community as a 'public intellectual'.
Demonstrate cultural competence and sensitivity in the design and conduct of research.
On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.
Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.
Graduates are highly skilled professionals who are well-prepared for leadership roles in the education and educational policy sectors. Graduates are experts in an area of investigation who make a significant contribution to their profession.