Moves students through the major tenets of educational theory and research methodology. Students will engage with cutting-edge, conventional and historic theories and methodologies in education and the social sciences. They will examine qualitative, post-qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and how they may be put to work with/through theory. The unit incorporates direct research experience enabling students to work and play with theory and methodology in creative and innovative ways.
- What comes before theory: Playing with the ‘ologies’;
- Playing and working with theorists and theory in education and learning; and
- Paying and working with methodology: Qualitative, post-qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
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:|
|1||critically identify the major tenets of educational theory|
|2||critically identify the major tenets of educational research methodologies|
|3||understand the nexus between epistemology, theory, methodology and methods in educational research|
|4||identify appropriate theory and research methodology to address educational problems or issues|
|5||design, plan and pilot a theory/methodology for an identified educational problem or issue|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- critically identify the major tenets of educational theory
- critically identify the major tenets of educational research methodologies
- understand the nexus between epistemology, theory, methodology and methods in educational research
- identify appropriate theory and research methodology to address educational problems or issues
- design, plan and pilot a theory/methodology for an identified educational problem or issue
- Leavy, P. , 2017, Research Design: Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed Methods, Arts-Based, and Community-Based Participatory Research Approaches, 1st, The Guilford Press, New York. ISBN: 9781462514380.
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