Provides students with an opportunity to investigate an educational research problem in depth, and to present the findings as a formal thesis (also referred to as dissertation). This double-weighted unit constitutes a significant component (66%) of the Bachelor of Education (Honours) Degree.
The topic of the thesis will be determined by negotiation between the student and supervisor. Guidelines are provided in the School of Education Honours Handbook for both the student and supervisor.
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||formulate an educational research issue or problem for further investigation||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||assess the ethical issues involved in educational research and conform to ethical principles, protocols and requirements when conducting investigations within educational contexts||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
|3||design and apply appropriate research methodologies to investigate the identified research issue or problem||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||gather, present and analyse data addressing the identified research issue or problem||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|5||present the findings of the investigation in the format of a thesis to be formally examined.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
- No prescribed texts.
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Self-directed project N/A (12 weeks)|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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