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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

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.

Unit content

  • 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.

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 ways in which new knowledge, ideas and experiences are disseminated within professional educational communities and the importance of career-long professional learningIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2formulate a researchable issue or problem of their own choosing for further investigationIntellectual rigourCreativityCommunication and social skills
3assess the ethical issues involved in researching with children and conform to ethical principles, protocols and requirements when conducting investigations within educational contextsEthical practice
4choose from the methodologies outlined an appropriate approach to investigate the issue, including (where relevant) implementing and evaluating an educational interventionIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
5gather and present appropriate data to support the investigation and (where relevant) to evaluate outcomes arising from an intervention and recommend follow-up strategiesLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
6present the findings of the investigation in a format suitable for professional dissemination.Lifelong learning

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

  1. identify ways in which new knowledge, ideas and experiences are disseminated within professional educational communities and the importance of career-long professional learning
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. formulate a researchable issue or problem of their own choosing for further investigation
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: 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
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  4. choose from the methodologies outlined an appropriate approach to investigate the issue, including (where relevant) implementing and evaluating an educational intervention
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: 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
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. present the findings of the investigation in a format suitable for professional dissemination.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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