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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

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.

Unit content

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
  • Publication

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
1demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts in education, with advanced understanding in at least one area of investigationIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2demonstrate skills in critically reviewing, analysing, and synthesising knowledge in educationIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3practise ethical and inclusive enquiry and communicationIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
4demonstrate written, verbal, and other relevant communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
5create a thesis that demonstrates research and design skills, critical thinking, initiative and judgment in developing new understandingIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
6exercise autonomy in one’s learning and responsibility in one’s practice as a researcherIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
7disseminate findings in diverse contextsIntellectual rigourCommunication and social skills

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

  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
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. demonstrate skills in critically reviewing, analysing, and synthesising knowledge in education
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. practise ethical and inclusive enquiry and communication
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. demonstrate written, verbal, and other relevant communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. create a thesis that demonstrates research and design skills, critical thinking, initiative and judgment in developing new understanding
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  6. exercise autonomy in one’s learning and responsibility in one’s practice as a researcher
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  7. disseminate findings in diverse contexts
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

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

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International

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