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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Orients students to the principles, processes and 'languages' of research and its core purposes in education. Real world research examples with significant impact, which are deeply embedded in education settings, feature in the unit, with a view to initiating students to the domain of educational research and to building their own research identities.

Unit content

  • What is Educational Research?
  • The tradition and role of research in education.
  • What are the languages and processes of Educational Research?
  • How is Educational Research distinct from educational evaluation?
  • Case studies of successful Educational Research that have transformed schools, teaching, learning and children and young people's lives.
  • The issue of impact in Educational Research.
  • Contemporary controversies in Educational Research.

Learning outcomes

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1identify the concepts, languages and processes of Educational Research Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCultural competence
2critically engage with a range of historical and contemporary Educational Research forms and examplesIntellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
3understand concepts of impact and influence in Educational research Intellectual rigourCreativityEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4analyse and understand a range of Educational Research examples and controversiesIntellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify the concepts, languages and processes of Educational Research
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. critically engage with a range of historical and contemporary Educational Research forms and examples
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. understand concepts of impact and influence in Educational research
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. analyse and understand a range of Educational Research examples and controversies
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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