Provides students with an opportunity to engage in academic research in a specified discipline area through the completion under guidance of a thesis. This unit comprises the third and final part of the Bachelor of Education (Honours) program.
With guidance from an academic supervisor, students will typically cover the following topics:
- Thesis planning
- Literature review
- Planning and conducting a research project
- Applying relevant methodologies and methods
- Writing a draft thesis
- Completing a thesis for submission
- Disseminating findings in a research presentation
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||demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts in education, with advanced understanding in at least one area of investigation||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||demonstrate skills in critically reviewing, analysing, and synthesising knowledge in education||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||practise ethical and inclusive enquiry and communication||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||demonstrate written, verbal, and other relevant communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||create a thesis that demonstrates research and design skills, critical thinking, initiative and judgment in developing new understanding||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|6||exercise autonomy in one’s learning and responsibility in one’s practice as a researcher||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|7||disseminate findings in diverse contexts||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Supervision 1 hour (20 weeks)|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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