Encourages students to value career-long professional learning and provides an opportunity for students to investigate a classroom, school or community-based educational problem or issue of their own choosing and to present the findings in a format suitable for professional dissemination.
- The role of professional and research literature and professional groups in supporting ongoing professional learning (including professional organisations, conferences, websites, journals and magazines)
- Planning for your investigation
- Conducting your investigation
- Presenting findings from your investigation.
The topic of the project will be determined through negotiation between the student and the unit assessor or his/her nominee.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||identify ways in which new knowledge, ideas and experiences are disseminated within professional educational communities and the importance of career-long professional learning||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||formulate a researchable issue or problem of their own choosing for further investigation||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
|3||assess the ethical issues involved in researching with children and conform to ethical principles, protocols and requirements when conducting investigations within educational contexts||Ethical practice|
|4||choose from the methodologies outlined an appropriate approach to investigate the issue, including (where relevant) implementing and evaluating an educational intervention||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||gather and present appropriate data to support the investigation and (where relevant) to evaluate outcomes arising from an intervention and recommend follow-up strategies||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|6||present the findings of the investigation in a format suitable for professional dissemination.||Lifelong learning|
- No prescribed texts.
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 10 (10 weeks)|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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