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Unit description

Provides students with a scaffolded and supervised opportunity to conduct and complete an original research project. Presented as a written thesis in Education, the research project will build on a foundational literature review and research design developed in previous units. Students complete a total of 6 thesis units.

Unit content

Students have access to supervision and resources on the following topics to support the development and communication of their
research.
Orientation: Retrospective and Planning
Module 1. Questions, Aims and Objectives
Module 2. Literature Review
Module 3. Theory and Methodology: Data Collection and Analysis
Module 4. Findings and Results
Module 5. Discussion and Conclusions
Module 6. References, Formatting, Editing and Submission

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts in education, with advanced understanding in at least one area of investigation
2demonstrate skills in critically reviewing, analysing, and synthesising knowledge in education
3demonstrate ethical and appropriate ways to conceptualise, collect, analyse, evaluate and present data
4demonstrate written, verbal, and other relevant communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge in diverse contexts

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
  2. demonstrate skills in critically reviewing, analysing, and synthesising knowledge in education
  3. demonstrate ethical and appropriate ways to conceptualise, collect, analyse, evaluate and present data
  4. demonstrate written, verbal, and other relevant communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge in diverse contexts

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Project 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Thesis: The final thesis grade will be awarded in the unit Education Honours Thesis (Stage 3) Part BSR
Notice

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

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Fee paying courses
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International

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