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Unit description

Explores a range of research questions, literature, approaches, designs, and methods that are useful for practicing teachers and relevant to a contemporary research problem in education. Students develop conceptual and theoretical frameworks, and learn key research skills through the analysis, synthesis and evaluation of literature and present their findings in a format suitable for a professional audience. 

Unit content

Module 1 Research Topics, Questions and Concepts for Teachers 
 
Module 2 Finding Literature on Practice  
 
Module 3 Critiquing Literature on Practice 
 
Module 4 Understanding and Communicating Paradigms and Theories for Practice 
 
Module 5 Identifying Gaps for Improving Practice 
 
Module 6  Introducing Research Approaches and Methods for Practice 

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:
1locate and critique literature in education
2identify and relate problems, theories and paradigms in education
3formulate and write a review of literature and a research approach for a problem in educational practice
4demonstrate organisational referencing and citation skills appropriate to support the depth and breadth of research writing required for the unit

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

  1. locate and critique literature in education
  2. identify and relate problems, theories and paradigms in education
  3. formulate and write a review of literature and a research approach for a problem in educational practice
  4. demonstrate organisational referencing and citation skills appropriate to support the depth and breadth of research writing required for the unit

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio40%
Project60%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio40%
Project60%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

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